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Side events schedule

Mitigation, including response measures
Adaptation, including loss and damage
Means of implementation and support
Integrated and holistic approaches
Other topics related to the UNFCCC process

Side events organized by Green Climate Fund (GCF), Global Environment Facility (GEF), WMO/UNEP Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and Adaptation Fund Board (AFB) are part of UNFCCC and related events.

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Scheduled Time/Location Organizer Title / theme / speakers Attachments
01 Dec 2023
SE Room 1 (173 pax)
Greenhouse Gas Management Institute (GHGMI)
Ms. Molly White
+1 406 3965490
Antigua and Barbuda
Ms. Aaliyah Tuitt
+268 268 5629616
Enhanced Transparency for Small Island Developing States
The event will explore how SIDS are leading climate action by utilizing transparency to ensure their NDCs are effectively tracked. It will showcase SIDS as climate action champions, using transparency and data as a powerful tool to drive NDC implementation while ensuring sustainable development.

Speakers: Speakers will include high-level government officials and national experts from Antigua and Barbuda, Maldives, Samoa, Tonga, Vanuatu, Comoros, Fiji, and Mauritius. Representatives from the Greenhouse Gas Management Institute, the ICAT Secretariat, and the ICAT Donor Steering Committee.
01 Dec 2023
SE Room 2 (173 pax)
World Meteorological Organization (WMO)
Mr. Amir Hooshang Delju
+41 22 7308360
International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)
Mr. Stephanie Julmy

International Telecommunication Union (ITU)
Ms. Vanessa Gray

United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR)
Mr. Animesh Kumar
+49 160 97520806
World Meteorological Organization (WMO)
Mr. Johan Stander
Accelerating innovation in the Early Warnings for All initiative for adaptation
Showcasing innovation and the acceleration of adaptation efforts in the Early Warnings for All (EW4All) initiative

Programme [131 kb]
About the speakers [837 kb]
01 Dec 2023
SE Room 3 (123 pax)
Global Environmental Institute (GEI)
Mx. Lin Ji
+86 21 85325910
Center for Climate Strategies, Inc. (CCS)
Mr. Thomas Peterson
+1 202 5409121
Coshare Environment
Ms. Ying Li
+86 10 85325910
Guangzhou Institute of Energy Conversion, Chinese Academy of Sciences
+86 20 1366076370
Address Technical and Financial Gaps in Developing Countries through North-South-South Cooperation
Share knowledge and technology transfer experience on low-carbon and RE development planning from the US to China and then from China to other developing countries. Discuss needs from developing countries in achieving NDC targets and how Noth-South-South cooperation can contribute to this progress

Speakers: Non-state actors, including research institutions, international and local civil society organizations from the US, Europe and developing countries in Asia, Africa and Latin American such as China, Indonesia and Brazil
01 Dec 2023
SE Room 4 (123 pax)
The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)
Mr. Manish Shrivastava
+91 98918 84894
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR)
Ms. Alexandra Ramos Valle
+1 303 4978238
Operationalizing the Loss and Damage Fund with Equity and Efficacy
Many issues related to the modalities of replenishment and disbursement remain open in operationalizing the Loss and Damage Fund. We will present various perspectives on the credibility and efficacy of the fund operationalization consistent with the principles of global governance of climate change.

Speakers: Representative from The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), India; National Centre for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), USA; International Institute for Environment and Development, UK; United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP); Bangladesh Centre for Advanced Studies (BCAS), Bangladesh; ACTS, Kenya
agenda [322 kb]
Background note [206 kb]
01 Dec 2023
SE Room 5 (123 pax)
World Biogas Association (WBA)
Ms. Giulia Ceccarelli
+44 0 7551005377
Institute for Governance and Sustainable Development (IGSD)
Ms. Giselle Gonzalez
+1 202 9572034
International Solid Waste Association (ISWA)
Ms. Aditi Ramola
+91 93535 11912
No time to waste: the role of the waste sector in achieving the Global Methane Pledge
Methane is responsible for about a third of today's global warming, with the waste sector being the third largest source. Organic wastes must be managed and recycled to reduce their methane emissions and help achieve the GMP by 2030.

Speakers: High level representatives from the Climate and Clean Air Coalition, World Biogas Association, International Solid Waste Association, Greener Impact International, German Environment Agency, Clean Air Task Force, C40 Cities, Global Methane Initiative
01 Dec 2023
SE Room 6 (123 pax)
Ms. Petra Kezman
+386 1 4786632
Franciscans International (FI)
Mr. Antonius Budi Tjahjono
+41 22 7794010
Save the Children International
Ms. Hlonipa Rabeca Lauriciano
+44 44 7583026287
Human Right to a Healthy Environment – What Next?
Healthy environment, climate included, is a human right. However, for humans to fully enjoy it, it needs stronger legal mechanisms for implementation. Governments and civil society join hands to explore possible next steps under UNFCCC and beyond, with a special focus on children's rights.

Speakers: President of Slovenia, UNEP Executive Director, CEO Save the Children, UN Special Rapporteur on human rights and the environment, voices from children, environmental defenders and climate and biodiversity negotiators.
Background information [916 kb]
01 Dec 2023
SE Room 7 (123 pax)
Health In Harmony (HIH)
Ms. Ashley Emerson
+1 802 5788868
Indigenous Information Network (IIN)
Ms. Lucy Mulenkei
+254 200 722914614
Meridian Institute
Ms. Liz Duxbury
+1 970 3338101
Rights and Resources Institute, Inc. (RRI)
Mr. Alain Frechette
+1 514 8047359
Proven climate solutions: following IP&LC leadership for intersectional climate action
Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities are the experts in intersectional, sustainable solutions that will work for their local environment. This panel will convene leaders from major institutions and IP&LC representatives to discuss how to integrate IP&LC leadership into climate action.

Speakers: Myrna Cunningham, Pawanka Fund Nonette Royo, Tenure Facility Jonathan Jennings, Health In Harmony Solange Bandiaky-Badji, RRI Pak Budi, Indonesia Minister of Health Lucy Mulenkei, Indigenous Information Network / IAITFTP 1-2 representatives from Climate Focus (tbd) 1 representative from BMZ
01 Dec 2023
SE Room 8 (123 pax)
Polish Ecological Club (PEC)
Ms. Zuzanna Borowska
+48 66 7003395
Association Femmes Bladi pour le Développement et le Tourisme (FBDT)
Ms. Samia El Baouchi
+212 660 433664
India Water Foundation
Mr. Arvind Kumar
+91 11 26349533
International Climate Change Development Initiative (ICCDI Africa)
Mr. Olumide Idowu
+234 81 33451818 vzw
Ms. Sara Tachelet
+32 4 93400935
Réseau Communautaire pour le Pauvre (RCP)
+0 243 895933473
Saving Our Planet (SOP)
Mr. Stephan Savarese
+33 6 78858597
Change through participation: Open Dialogues as a tool for empowering climate action
1. A summary of the 2023 edition of the Open Dialogues on Climate Change project. 2. Discussing if and how multi-stakeholder dialogues can be an effective tool for climate action in its different dimensions, including specific UNFCCC agenda themes. 3. Interactive activities with the audience.

Speakers: A diverse group of speakers from the Open Dialogues International Foundation and partner NGOs. National teams of the Open Dialogues on Climate Change initiative. Speakers with expertise on various UNFCCC themes (such as just transition, science, ACE, GST, maybe others).
Open Dialogues side event flyer [459 kb]
01 Dec 2023
SE Room 9 (123 pax)
Climate Action Network - Latin America (CAN-LA)
Mr. Jose Alejandro Aleman Treminio
+505 505 88267474
Engajamundo Youth Association (Engajamundo)
Ms. Larissa Moraes
+55 22 999219091
Fundación Barranquilla+20
Ms. Xiomara Acevedo
+5 7 3013175029
Empowering Latin American Youth and Women: advocacy scenarios on the road to COP28.
This event will highlights the role of youth and women in the Latin America region in driving climate action with focus on justice and good practices to accelerate ambition.

Speakers: 1 RCOY LATAM organising team delegate, 1 LCOY organising team delegate, 1 WYCJ LAC delegate, 1 CANLA delegate, 1 LAC country official delegate, 1 representative of a UN agency.
01 Dec 2023
Meeting Room 2
Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Ms. Paula Buendia
High Level Side Event on Climate Finance Needs of Developing Countries
The event will showcase progress made in the implementation of the Needs-Based Finance (NBF) project in facilitating the access and mobilization of climate finance for needs and priorities of developing countries on a regional basis.

Speakers: Government ministers and heads of agencies/institutions
Programme [143 kb]
01 Dec 2023
SE Room 1 (173 pax)
Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Mr. Gopal Joshi
+49 228 8151475
Navigating Technical Expert Review under the ETF: Leveraging Existing MRV Insights for Success
Provide the latest information and facilitate discussion on preparations underway by the secretariat and Parties for technical expert reviews under the ETF. Also showcase the invaluable lessons acquired from the existing MRV process for a seamless transition to the technical review under the ETF.

Speakers: 1. The Climate Change secretariat 2. Selected technical review/analysis experts (TBC) 3. Selected Parties (TBC)
01 Dec 2023
SE Room 2 (173 pax)
Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Ms. Ana Vukoje
+49 491 634227802
Loss and Damage in Focus: 10 Years of the Warsaw International Mechanism
In the context of the 10 years of the WIM, the event will showcase how developing countries are responding to loss and damage and how the ExCom and its expert groups have catalyze support for implementing solutions. It will also provide an opportunity to present technical and knowledge products.

Speakers: Speakers: WIM ExCom members, expert group members, country representatives
01 Dec 2023
SE Room 4 (123 pax)
Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Mr. Nicolas MULLER
+49 176 47922780
CDM Executive Board Side-Event
This side event will showcase the CDM experience and in particular on methodologies and institutional arrangements, and how these could be leveraged by other carbon crediting mechanisms.

Speakers: CDM EB Chair and Vice-Chair, Olivia Tuchten, Juliana Kessler, Kaviraj Singh, Irene Chekwoti, Diana Harutyunyan
Presentation 1 [323 kb]
Presentation 2 [1 Mb]
Presentation 3 [559 kb]
Presentation 4 [246 kb]
01 Dec 2023
SE Room 5 (123 pax)
HATOF Foundation
Mr. Samuel Confidence Dotse
+233 50 6679055
Faith Association of the Rehabilitation of Street Children and Orphans (FARSO)
Mr. Samuel Baechie
+233 24 8031395
Partnerships for Sustainable Finance: Opportunities for Women and Youth to Accelerate Climate Action
The side event thus aims to highlight the potential for women and youth to play a significant role in accelerating climate solutions through partnerships for green and sustainable finance.

Speakers: 1. Minister of Lands and Natural Resources - Ghana 2. Dr. Samuel C. Dotse - CEO, HATOF 3. Ms. Roselyn Fosuah-Adjei - Director, Climate Change Dep., Forestry Commission 4. FAO 5. UNDP- Ghana 6. Ministry of Finance 7. FASO, Director
01 Dec 2023
SE Room 6 (123 pax)
United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
Mr. Niels Peters Williams
+43 0 6768520149
Center for Biological Diversity (CBD)
Mr. Tristan Tyrrell
The impact of crimes that affect the environment on natural carbon sinks and ecosystem resilience
Environmental crime degrades ecosystems and contributes to climate change. The high-level event will provide a compelling case on biodiversity-climate-crime nexus and set actions for the Global Stocktake to integrate into approaches to reduce deforestation & marine degradation for climate mitigation

Speakers: Mr Santiago Pena, President of Paraguay UNODC Executive Director, Ms Ghada Waly UNEP Executive Director, Ms Inger Andersen INTERPOL Secretary General Jürgen Stock Minister of Climate and the Environment of Norway Zeinab Badawi, journalist and television presenter
Program [205 kb]
01 Dec 2023
SE Room 7 (123 pax)
International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)
Mr. Amir Khouzam
+41 78 7719988
Overseas Development Institute (ODI)
Ms. Emily Wilkinson
+44 7324 994519
Ms. Hafsa Abdilahi
+252 63 4536811
The Global Stocktake: How to strengthen climate action in countries affected by protracted crises
Countries and communities affected by proconflict and fragility are among the most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, yet receive very little support and finance for climate action. Showing what works and rallying political support under the Stocktake is critical to closing this gap.

Speakers: World Bank Group UNHCR ICRC Somalia France Islamic Development Bank (TBC)
01 Dec 2023
SE Room 8 (123 pax)
Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)
Ms. Chisa Umemiya
+81 50 54736111
University of Technology Malaysia (UTM)
Mr. Loon Wai Chau
+60 12 2986302
West African Science service centre on Climate change and Adapted Land use (WASCAL)
Mr. Kwame Hackman
+226 66 829375
Bottom-up Approach of Regional Non-state Actors toward Updating NDCs in Post-GST
The independent Global Stocktake (iGST) Regional Hubs in Southeast Asia and West Africa, will explore the ways in which non-state and state actors can effectively align their efforts during the post-stage of the first GST to have more ambitious climate action at the next round of NDCs.

Speakers: Chisa Umemiya, IGES; Kwame Oppong Hackman, WASCAL; Ho Chin Siong, UTM; Danica Marie Supnet, ICSC; a speaker from CSIR South Africa; government representatives (tbc)
Program [148 kb]
Non-State Actors Post-GST Poster [595 kb]
Presentation_Role of NSAs in Post GST_IGES_ICSC [1 Mb]
Presentation_Local Policy and Action_UTM [2 Mb]
Presentation_iGST_WA-Hub [1 Mb]
01 Dec 2023
SE Room 9 (123 pax)
Third World Network (TWN)
Ms. Yvonne Miller Berlie
+41 78 8929203
Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
Mr. Diego Pacheco
+591 0 67198345
COP 28: Facing the challenges for developing countries
Speakers from developing countries will discuss their expectations and challenges for COP28

Speakers: to be decided
TWN Side event Flyer [3 Mb]
TWN Dubai News Update 1 [339 kb]
TWN Dubai News Update 2 [274 kb]
TWN Dubai News Update 3 [260 kb]
TWN Dubai News Update 4 [145 kb]
TWN Dubai News Update 5 [137 kb]
TWN Dubai News Update 6 [170 kb]
TWN Dubai News Update 7 [166 kb]
TWN Dubai News Update 8 [158 kb]
TWN Dubai News Update 9 [146 kb]
TWN Dubai News Update 10 [147 kb]
TWN Dubai News Update 11 [208 kb]
TWN Dubai News Update 12 [157 kb]
02 Dec 2023
SE Room 1 (173 pax)
Planète Amazone
Mr. Gert Bruch
+33 7 81239291
Pachamama Alliance
Ms. Rafaela Iturralde
+1 518 3845454
Land rights and fossil fuels in the grand to protect the Amazon forest and Indigenous peoples
Brazil is committed to protecting indigenous peoples and their territories to achieve zero deforestation in the Amazon, which is essential for maintaining a globally sustainable climate. This policy has no chance of succeeding without strong action by the international community.

Speakers: Gert-Peter Bruch Jojo Mehta Esmeralda de Rethy Appolinaire Oussou Lio Mindahi Bastida Ninawa Huni Kui Domingo Peas Fany Kuiru
02 Dec 2023
SE Room 2 (173 pax)
Vasudha Foundation
Mr. Srinivas Krishnaswamy
+91 0 9845112130
Evangelical Fellowship of India Commission on Relief (EFICOR)
Mr. Sanjay Vashist
+9 1 9910096125
Gorakhpur Environmental Action Group (GEAG)
Mr. Shiraz Wajih
+91 551 9415211006
Localising Climate Action through Innovative Solutions and Community Participation
India has set an ambitious goal of becoming Net Zero by 2070, which requires both multi-pronged and multi-level actions. This session will showcase actions taking place at the local level, through the adoption and adaptation of the concept of LiFE which India has introduced to the global world.

Speakers: 1) 3 Representatives from Key Indian State Governments (Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Assam) 2) 1 Representative from African Union / PACJA 3) 1 Represenative from European Union 4) I Representative from a Multi-Lateral Development Bank (World Bank/AfDB)
02 Dec 2023
SE Room 3 (123 pax)
European Cyclists' Federation (ECF)
Ms. Jill Warren
+32 470 878815
Fundación Despacio
Ms. Aura Patricia Calderón Peña
+57 1 4775727
Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP)
Ms. Lindsay April
+1 804 6150372
Walking and Cycling Policies, Investments, and inclusion in NDCs for Climate, Health and Equity
Cycling and walking have enormous potential as a climate solution, equity driver and high-yield climate investment. This event examines how effective policies, increased national investment and financing mechanisms, and meaningful implementation can unlock active mobility's full potential.

Speakers: Heather Thompson (ITDP), Jill Warren (European Cyclists' Federation), Lina López (Despacio), Sheila Watson (FIA Foundation), Nicolas Peltier (World Bank), Bronwen Thornton (Walk21), Transport Minister or Mobility Secretary TBC, Multilateral Development Bank or WHO representative TBC
02 Dec 2023
SE Room 4 (123 pax)
International Telecommunication Union (ITU)
Mr. Mario Castro Grande
+41 79 5991416
International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Ms. Noura EL-HAJ
Crowdsourcing AI Solutions for Climate Change
The combination of science and innovative solutions powered by digital and AI technologies offer new avenues to tackle the climate crisis. Projects and winning AI solutions for climate change launched at the AI for Good Global Summit 2023 will be featured.

Speakers: Speakers will include: Executive Heads from ITU, IAEA and other UN system entities; Winners of the individual problem statements on how AI can address challenges in water resource management, food security, energy efficiency and monitoring and data collection.
02 Dec 2023
SE Room 5 (123 pax)
Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES)
Ms. Jennifer Huang
+1 703 5160638
Environmental Defense Fund (EDF)
Ms. Margaret Ferrato
+1 202 5723511
Institut du Développement Durable et des Relations Internationales (IDDRI)
Mr. Henri Waisman
+33 6 62835966
A vision for the GST outcome and beyond: the case for energy transition
Enhanced int’l cooperation is key to the GST outcome. Over 2024, it can set the stage for the ambition we must see in the next round of NDCs. COP28 must place political pressure on Parties to begin a process of response to the GST, incl. sectoral and other approaches to an energy transition.

Speakers: Kaveh Guilanpour, C2ES (moderator); Marta Torres Gunfaus/Henri Waisman, IDDRI; Juliana Arcieniegas, Transforma; Mandy Rambharos, EDF; one or more country representatives
A Solutions-oriented Approach to the Global Stocktake (Technical Paper) [650 kb]
Elements for the consideration of outputs component of the GST [349 kb]
02 Dec 2023
SE Room 6 (123 pax)
InterAcademy Partnership (IAP)
Ms. Sofia Nitti
+39 40 2240530
Helmholtz-Zentrum hereon GmbH (Hereon)
Ms. Jo-Ting Huang-Lachmann
+49 40 22633841
Climate and health: How can policy address health impacts of climate change and air pollution?
Climate and health: How can policy address health impacts of climate change and air pollution? Abstract: Climate change has an increasingly negative impact on many aspects of human health. This session highlights co-benefits of action on climate for health and resilience.

Speakers: Selected from IAP project designers, evaluators, and study authors to reflect global diversity and focus on underserved groups. Final choice to be made after further assessment of relevance and impact but likely including Montira Pongsiri (Save The Children), Peter McGrath and Robin Fears (IAP).
List of speakers [12 kb]
02 Dec 2023
SE Room 7 (123 pax)
Queen Mary University of London (QMUL)
Mr. Fernando Barrio
+44 7508 696506
Change For Planet (CFP)
Mr. Daniele Guadagnolo
+39 331 4654051
Climate and Sustainable Development Network of Nigeria (CSDevNet)
Mr. Monday Abuh
+234 80 70723100
Family Health International (FHI 360)
Mr. Nicholas Wedeman
+1 703 4897298
Technology, AI and innovation for transformative climate action in sustainable agri-food systems
The challenge of producing enough food while preserving limited resources and fragile ecosystems is critical. The event highlights adaptation actions that harness innovation, AI and technology to transform food systems, enhance human health, and build resilience, through the lens of Human Rights.

Speakers: Dr Sam Ogallah (African Union), Dr Fernando Barrio (QMUL), Dr Mithika Mwenda (PACJA), Steve Abuh (CSDevNet), Dr. Nguyen Thanh Tuan (FHI360), Dr Winnie Bell (FHI360), Marco D'Angelo (Beeco), Antonio Iannonw (The FoodCons), Dr Ermelinda Faletta (VisioNing), Enrico Carta (Cynomys)
02 Dec 2023
SE Room 8 (123 pax)
Oil Change International (OCI)
Mr. Romain Ioualalen
+33 6 659104231
Climate Analytics GmbH
Mr. John Paul May
+49 152 56124061
Heinrich Böll Foundation (HBF)
Mr. Björn Ecklundt
+49 30 28534315
Human Rights Watch, Inc. (HRW)
Ms. Katharina Rall
+33 766 318048
Ms. Frances Witt
+44 7970 799121
A fast, fair, funded phase out of fossil fuels
This side event will discuss the need for a COP28 energy transition package that includes a fair, fast, funded and full phase out of fossil fuels as well as a strong renewable energy deployment target and adequate finance.

Speakers: Environmental NGOs Frontline activists Representative from parties supporting a phase out of fossil fuels
02 Dec 2023
SE Room 9 (123 pax)
World Animal Protection (WAP)
Ms. Beth Newman
+44 20 72390500
FOUR PAWS International
Ms. Sophie Aylmer
+32 488 978461
HEDA Resource Centre (HEDA)
Mr. Sulaimon Arigbabu
+234 803 3468114
Unveiling industrial farming’s hidden climate destruction in the Global South
This event will examine the urgent need to establish the Loss and Damage Fund committed to at COP27. We will explore how to hold the world’s biggest industrial animal agriculture companies responsible for the loss and damage associated with climate induced weather disasters in the Global South.

Speakers: - State party representative - World Animal Protection - Global South NGO - Representative of impacted communities (indigenous or farmer) - Sustainable Food Company
Flyer [682 kb]
02 Dec 2023
SE Room 1 (173 pax)
Adaptation Fund Board (AFB)
Mr. Matthew Pueschel
+1 202 4736743
Adaptation Fund: Making lasting impacts in vulnerable countries while reducing disaster risks
AF has made long-term impacts over 16 years producing concrete results, pioneering scalable projects and innovative financing like Direct Access. Lessons/successes shared from interventions like DRR/EWS & empowering country/local ownership that create sustainable, replicable results across sectors.

Speakers: Climate finance leaders, national implementing entities, government partners & civil society discuss project experiences & AF support over the years that have made tangible impacts, built national capacities/trust & led to further funding opportunities inside/outside AF. AF’s new DRR study launched.
02 Dec 2023
SE Room 2 (173 pax)
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
Ms. Julia Wolf
+39 6 57052096
International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)
Mr. Antonella Cordone
Agrifood systems transformation to achieve triple wins: for people, for climate and for nature
Agrifood systems transformation is essential to achieving food security for all, while contributing to achieving the 1.5 temperature goal. The high-level event will showcase how agriculture provides solutions to the climate crisis by safeguarding food security and ending hunger leaving no one behind

Speakers: FAO-Head of Agency, speaking for RBAs, UAE-Minister level, Egypt-Minister, Private Sector, YPARD/Youth Organization, other TBD
02 Dec 2023
SE Room 3 (123 pax)
International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)
Ms. Hupe Jane
+1 514 9548219
International Maritime Organization (IMO)
Mr. Camille Bourgeon
+33 6 79695651
International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)
Mr. Carlos Ruiz
Innovation and clean energy for international aviation and shipping
Showcase recent achievements made by ICAO and IMO in addressing carbon and GHG emissions from international aviation and shipping, respectively, including the ICAO Net-Zero 2050 long term aspirational goal (LTAG), and IMO Strategy on reduction of GHG emissions from ships.

Speakers: ICAO, IMO, IRENA
Event description and programme [176 kb]
02 Dec 2023
SE Room 4 (123 pax)
Ca' Foscari University, Venice (UNIVE)
Mr. Carlo Carraro
+39 41 2346064
Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change (CMCC)
Ms. Giulia Galluccio
+39 41 2346064
Secretariat of the Union for the Mediterranean (UfMS)
Ms. Ines Duarte
+34 0 665155755
Climate mitigation and adaptation through science/technology diffusion and entrepreneurship development in Mediterranean and African regions
Innovation in both mitigation and adaptation is crucially needed to tackle climate change and it is therefore a priority to accelerate diffusion of technologies. This side event focuses on climate-related entrepreneurship development and science/policy interface in Mediterranean and African regions.

Speakers: Barbara Buchner (CPI), Maelis Carraro (Catalyst Fund), Carlo Buontempo (ECMWF-Copernicus), Youssef Brouziyne (MedECC). Chairs: Carlo Carraro (Ca' Foscari University of Venice and CMCC) and Grammenos Mastrojeni (Union for Mediterranean)
Event_flyer [232 kb]
02 Dec 2023
SE Room 5 (123 pax)
Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)
Mr. Elmar Kriegler
+49 331 28820794
Centre for Policy Research (CPR)
Mr. Aman Srivastava
+91 11 26115273
Trustees of Tufts College (Tufts University)
Ms. Mieke van der Wansem
+1 617 8728099
How to raise ambition? New research on deepening emission cuts and enhancing economic opportunities.
We explore the scope of advanced mitigation measures to reduce near term emissions and better align global emissions with the 1.5°C limit based on latest results from mitigation scenario modelling. This is complemented by perspectives on facilitating deep decarbonisation in India, Brazil and the EU

Speakers: E.Kriegler,PIK: Moderation. O.Edenhofer,PIK: Intro. J.Strefler,PIK: Scope for accelerating action. N.Bauer,PIK + K.Gallagher,Tufts:Industry decarbonization.D.v.Vuuren,PBL:Decarbonizing transport/buildings. Reg. perspectives:E.Narassimhan,Tufts: India; O.Edenhofer: EU; N.Unterstell,Talanoa:Brazi
Flyer and programme [178 kb]
02 Dec 2023
SE Room 6 (123 pax)
The University of Arizona
Ms. Aminata Kilungo
+1 520 6268565
Observer Research Foundation (ORF)
Mr. Aparna Roy
+91 98108 45627
Società Italiana per le Scienze del Clima (SISC)
Ms. Martina Gambaro
+39 41 3904123460
University of California
Mr. Robert Monroe
+1 858 9991738
Climate Change and Health, and the Role of Academic Institutions and Future Research Directions"
The event will highlight the need for accelerating sustainable development in addressing water and health infrastructure for adaptation and resilience, the role of academic institutions, the need to harness new research approaches, and the link between climate change and global health action points.

Speakers: Arianne Teherani, University of California, San Francisco, US Taylor Simmons, University of Arizona, US Vito Telesca, University of Basilicata, Italy Aparna Roy, Observer Research Foundation, India
Side Event Final Abstract [14 kb]
02 Dec 2023
SE Room 7 (123 pax)
Crimean Tatar Resource Center (CTRC)
Ms. Liudmyla Korotkykh
+380 66 4239331
Ms. Nataliia Kholodova
+380 98 7874054
RES & Climate Impact: Ecocide, Green Reconstruction, Indigenous Perspectives on War-Stricken Ukraine
Showcasing RES projects in war-impacted Ukrainian communities and discussing the impact of the war on the climate of Crimea and its indigenous peoples & ecocide in international law. Exploring humanitarian benefits, investment opportunities, and the need for international support

Speakers: Ukrainian City Mayors (Implemented Projects), Ecoclub Representative (Ongoing and implemented Projects), CTRC Researchers (Climate Impact), International NGO Representative
Concept note [29 kb]
02 Dec 2023
SE Room 8 (123 pax)
Marshall Islands
Mr. Clarence Samuel
+692 96960 6257944
Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI)
Mr. Chen-An Lien
+886 937 182786
Enhancing Ambitions with International Cooperation towards a Success 2050 Net-Zero Transformation
Developing and deploying climate technologies is critical for the world's net-zero agenda. This event explores how technology development and transfer and international cooperation facilitate the low-carbon transformation and achieve the 2050 net-zero goal in developing countries. Innovative low-car

Speakers: • Representative from the Republic of the Marshall Islands • Representative from ITRI • Representative from TaiwanICDF
02 Dec 2023
SE Room 9 (123 pax)
Mr. Myron Mendes
+91 0 9892396302
South Central India Network for Development Alternatives (SCINDeA)
Mr. Myron Mendes
+91 0 9892396302
Towards Climate Proofing Vulnerable Communities in Emerging Economies
Showcasing local, community-owned and socially relevant, scientific and validated climate solutions that need to be scaled up and replicated to promote green livelihoods, food and nutrition accessibility, emission reduction, and a circular economy, crucial to tackle the climate crisis.

Speakers: Mr. Myron Mendes, Indian Network on Ethics and Climate Change (INECC) Dr Priyadarshini Karve, CLEAN Mr. Durgesh Agrahari, SayTrees Dr Vinitaa Apte, TERRE Policy Centre Mr Siddharth Dsouza, LAYA Dr Abinash Mohanty, IPEC Global
LDC for NDC Concept Note [2 Mb]
News article on LDC for NDC [92 kb]
03 Dec 2023
SE Room 1 (173 pax)
University of Texas at Austin
Ms. Katherine Romanak
+1 512 5653762
Bellona Foundation
Mr. Olav Øye
+47 0 46281210
Carbon Capture and Storage Association (CCSA)
Ms. Judith Shapiro
+44 20 30318750
The International CCS Knowledge Centre
Ms. Catherine Beth Valiaho
+1 306 5198332
Can Carbon Capture and Storage Decarbonise the Cement Sector in Developed and Developing Economies?
Generation of CO2 during the cement production process is unavoidable, yet “CCS is less mature in cement production, where it is a critical mitigation option” (IPCC SYR 2023). Can CCS advancements made in developed countries mature the technology for implementation in emerging economies?

Speakers: • Brad Crabtree, US DOE; Tim Dixon, IEAGHG; Katherine Romanak, University of Texas; Claude Lorea; Global Cement and Concrete Assoc; Ruth Herbert, CCSA; Beth Hardy-Valiaho, ICCSKC; Jonas Helsath, Bellona
03 Dec 2023
SE Room 2 (173 pax)
Center for Biological Diversity (CBD)
Ms. Anchun Jean Su
+1 415 7703187
Mr. Ethan Buckner
+1 612 7183847
Human Rights Foundation of Aotearoa New Zealand (HRF)
Mr. David Tong
+64 21 2506375
Institute for Policy Studies (IPS)
Mr. Oscar Reyes
+1 202 2349382
The Global Fight to End Fossil Fuels
Addressing the climate emergency doesn’t only mean deploying renewable energy, it must also mean equitably and swiftly phasing out fossil fuels. Hear from grassroots leaders in the global fight to stop fossil fuel expansion, imports and exports and advance a just renewable energy revolution.

Speakers: Grassroots activists from communities in South & Central America, Africa, Asia, Pacific Islands, Europe and the US, including members of the Global Gas & Oil Network and People vs Fossil Fuels. Speakers represent diverse communities impacted by pollution from the entire fossil fuel lifecycle.
03 Dec 2023
SE Room 3 (123 pax)
German Institute for Development Evaluation (DEval)
Mr. Martin Noltze
+49 160 5250580
Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
Ms. Alejandra Paris
+1 202 6603354
Advancing Adaptation and Climate Resilience through Evidence and Opportunities Lenses
Increasing funding and supporting efforts to achieve the global goal of adaptation requires evidence, solutions, alliances and good practices of international climate institutions. Join us to discuss the opportunities of climate resilience and adaptation in Latin America & the Caribbean and beyond.

Speakers: Global perspective: Representatives from evaluation units of GCF, IFAD, Adaptation Fund, DEval; LAC perspective: Representatives from LAC Country, Donor, Private Sector, IDB
03 Dec 2023
SE Room 4 (123 pax)
European University Institute (EUI)
Mr. Albert Ferrari
+39 55 4685668
International Emissions Trading Association (IETA)
Mr. Björn Fondén
+46 0 763581196
Lean Management Systems Promotion Society (LMSPS)
Mr. Vaibhav Gadia
+91 731 4289086
The Evolving Voluntary Carbon Market: Reconciling the paradox between innovation and supervision
Voluntary carbon markets have grown dramatically in recent years, but the quality of some carbon credits has been questioned. While standards & supervision increase transparency, they may restrict innovation. How can we reconcile innovation & integrity through voluntary & regulatory interventions?

Speakers: Chair: Simone Borghesi, EUI & University of Siena Panellists: -Andrea Bonzanni, IETA -Pankaj Pandey, EKI Energy Services -Amy Merrill, Integrity Council for Voluntary Carbon Markets -Bianca Gichangi, Climate Envoy Office in Kenya -Pedro Barata, Environmental Defense Fund
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Programme [2 Mb]
03 Dec 2023
SE Room 5 (123 pax)
International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)
Mr. Ricci Symons
+39 3271826 492
Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)
Ms. Zinta Zommers
+1 646 6592831
Strengthening Delivery: Aligning development, humanitarian and climate finance
This event will explore how to align development, humanitarian and climate finance to ensure strategic coherence to effectively build resilience and respond to climate shocks. It will showcase how national programmes can bridge financial and collaboration gaps in support of climate commitments.

Speakers: Dina Saleh Rania Al-Mashat Donal Brown Cindy McCain Juergen Voegele Eugene Williamson Martin Griffiths Gustavo Gonzalez
03 Dec 2023
SE Room 6 (123 pax)
Center for American Progress (CAP)
Ms. Anne Christianson
+1 651 3291889
Development Alternatives (DA)
Ms. Shaila Sam
+91 11 26544100
Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation
Mr. Koyel Mandal
+91 91 47474000
Trade in a Climate-Constrained World: adding value from US manufacturing to Indian entrepreneurship
As countries align global trade with climate targets, new green trade laws and partnerships could reshape the economic world order and reduce emissions. This event examines how legal design elements and new trade opportunities can support working people around the world.

Speakers: John Podesta, Senior Advisor to President Biden; Patrick Gaspard, CEO American Progress; Koyel Mandal, Chief of Programs Shakti Foundation; Shrashtant Patara, CEO Development Alternatives; R.R. Rashmi, Energy and Resources Institute; Anna Fendley, United Steelworkers; Trevor Sutton, Yale University
03 Dec 2023
SE Room 7 (123 pax)
Haiti Cholera Research Funding Foundation Inc USA (HCRFF)
+234 803 6005151
Aarhus University
Mr. Ulas Im
+45 50 154050
Soil fertility has declined in many parts of the world due to intensive Agriculture, over grazing, water pollution, increasing use of fertilizers and pesticides, salinization, deforestation and accumulation of non biodegradable waste. Despite gender inequality plays a significant role in land issues

03 Dec 2023
SE Room 8 (123 pax)
ESCR-Net- International Network for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ESCR-Net)
Ms. Basma Eid
+1 585 2245770
African Women's Development and Communication Network (FEMNET)
Ms. Melania Chiponda
+263 77 3642937
Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development (APWLD)
Ms. Sagarika Bhatta
+977 1 9860974781
Centro Peruano de Estudios Sociales (CEPES)
Mr. Laureano Del Castillo
+51 1 4336610
FIAN FoodFirst Information and Action Network, Germany e.V. (FIAN Germany)
Ms. Sabine Pabst
+49 6221 6530030
Loss and Damage, Human Rights & State and Corporate Accountability
Grounded in the analysis of social movements, grassroots women & frontline communities, the panel will dissect the root causes of climate, gender and economic injustice, address loss and damage with focus on funding arrangements, & clarify the human rights obligations of States/Corporations.

Speakers: Titi Soentoro, APWLD/Aksi!, Indonesia Mela Chiponda, Zimbabwe Adrian Blanco, La Ruta del Clima Martha Devia, Comite Ambiental en Defensa de la Vida Laura Duarte Reyes, ECCHR
03 Dec 2023
SE Room 9 (123 pax)
Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA)
Mr. Tarek Sadek
+961 70 824432
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
Ms. Theresa Wong

League of Arab States (LAS)
Mr. Mahmoud Fathallah
+2 1 1437405
United Nations Environment Programme - Regional Office for West Asia (UNEP/ROWA)
Mr. Tarek Al-Khoury Abdul Ahaad

World Green Economy Organization (WGEO)
Mr. Yara Daou Chalfoun

World Meteorological Organization (WMO)
Mr. Hesham Abdelghany Moussa
Arab Cooperation for Climate Action in Water, Energy and Food Systems
The Arab region is pursing sustainable solutions to overcome vulnerability caused by climate change impacts on water, energy and food systems. Regional strategies are informed by science-based assessments and circular economy approaches and advocate for balanced adaptation and mitigation finance.

Speakers: • Rola Dashti, UN Under-Secretary General and Executive Secretary of ESCWA (Female, Kuwait) • Sami Dimassi, UNEP Representative, Regional Director for West Asia (Male, Lebanon) • AbdulHakim Elwaer, FAO Assistant Director-General, Regional Representative for Near East and North Africa (Male, Libya)
03 Dec 2023
SE Room 2 (173 pax)
Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)
Mr. Benjamin Schachter
+41 78 7445488
Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC)
Mr. David Barrio Lamarche

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
Ms. Sarah Brand

International Labour Organization (ILO)
Mr. Moustapha Kamal Gueye
+41 79 5931328
International Organization for Migration (IOM)
Mr. Ileana-Sinziana Puscas

Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Ms. Tasha Carter-Gordon

United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)
Ms. Amy Wickham

United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)
Ms. Ella Behlyarova

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Mr. Seán O’Connell

United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women)
Mr. Venge Nyirongo
+1 201 6962762
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
Ms. Renée Gift

United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
Mr. Niels Peters Williams
+43 676 852014945
United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
Mr. Chiagozie Udeh

World Health Organization (WHO)
Ms. Marina Mairo
What Human Rights at 75 means for climate justice now
In celebration of 75 years of Human Rights, this event will explore how human rights, including the right to a clean, healthy and sustainable environment, can reshape how States, businesses, people and courts address climate change, climate action and their impacts to achieve transformative change.

Speakers: High-level representatives of States, Indigenous Peoples, Civil Society, Environmental Human Rights Defenders, Businesses and IGOs selected to represent a diversity of lived experiences and expertise
03 Dec 2023
SE Room 3 (123 pax)
Ms. Gabriela Vargas
+593 98 7001849
Helvetas Swiss Intercooperation
Ms. Christina Aebischer
+41 44 3686532
Global Goal on Adaptation: How to bridge the gap between global and local?
While the importance of participation of all parties and stakeholders worldwide to contribute to the Global Goal on Adaptation is uncontested, the way forward for setting the global goal and measuring the local achievements and aggregating them remains challenging.

Speakers: This side event brings together experiences from governments, academia, UN, CSO and private sector to open-up space for development of solutions: on the panel will be representatives from government of ECUADOR, Helvetas, IPCC / GEF, and private sector companies (tbc)
Flyer Side Event Global Goal on Adaptation [2 Mb]
03 Dec 2023
SE Room 4 (123 pax)
European Roundtable on Climate Change and Sustainable Transition (ERCST)
Mr. Andrei Marcu
+32 4 69136167
Climate Change Center (CCC)
Mr. minwoo seon
+82 2 1066326638
Swiss Business Council for Sustainable Development (OEBU)
Ms. Helen Ziegler
+49 151 67314137
Towards operationalization of Article 6
Joining market leaders, experts, and governments, the session will discuss actionable “blueprints” on Article 6. Panelists will share initiatives and innovations in the works and discuss the role of removals under Article 6 towards global net-zero goals.

Speakers: F. Wee Wei, MTI, Singapore, F. Gagnon-Lebrun, South Pole, A. Rahman, GenZero, E. Bonfiglio, ERCST, M. Al Jishi, KSA, K. Sang-hyup(Co-chair, Presidential Commission on carbon neutrality and green growth) Moderator: A. Marcu, ERCST
03 Dec 2023
SE Room 6 (123 pax)
Climate Markets and Investment Association Limited (CMIA)
Ms. Margaret Ann Splawn
+44 7971 678011
Global Ethical Finance Initiative Limited (GEFI)
Mr. Chris Tait
+44 7931 103573
National University of Singapore (NUS)
Ms. Railla Veronica Puno
+65 0 84020501
University of Durham
Ms. Petra Minnerop
+44 777 5212648
Finance flows, trade, and closing the ambition gap post-GST: investor engagement with Governments
Investors are eager to engage with governments to address the Paris ambition gap and support a just transition. This panel will discuss key considerations for governments and financial institutions and assess trade-investment developments, financial instruments, and the significance of GST outcomes.

Speakers: Mahmoud Mohieldin, Executive Director, International Monetary Fund - Filimon Manoni, Deputy Secretary-General, Pacific Islands Forum - Nick Robins, LSE - Margaret Ann Splawn, Executive Director, CMIA - Jaakko Kooroshy, Sustainable Investment Research, LSEG
03 Dec 2023
SE Room 7 (123 pax)
Fundación Fondo Centroamericano de Mujeres (FCAM)
Ms. Noemi Grutter
+41 79 9227694
Grupo de Trabalho Amazonico (GTA)
Ms. Vanessa Purper
+55 51 999179383
Non-Timber Forest Products-Exchange Programme Incorporated (NTFP-EP)
Mr. Dazzle Labapis
+63 917 5178146
Gender-just climate policy and finance: from barriers to actionable solutions
Current climate finance and decision-making processes are hardly accessible for women-led community-based organizations, even though they are leading holistic gender-just climate solutions. This session will discuss concrete recommendations on how to ensure gender-just climate policy and finance.

Speakers: Partners of the Global Alliance for Green and Gender Action will share their experience on gender-just climate finance and discuss good practices and needed actions together with government and funder representatives (Green Climate Fund, Global Affairs Canada, MFA Netherlands)
03 Dec 2023
SE Room 8 (123 pax)
International Organization for Standardization (ISO)
Ms. Maria Lazarte
+41 22 7490221
British Standards Institution (BSI)
Ms. Emily Faint
+44 44 7557486678
The Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA)
Mr. Benjamin Goodwin
+44 1522 540069
Credible and accountable climate commitments: we can’t do it alone
This session addresses the proliferation of criteria and benchmarks to verify climate action. As we explore how to achieve greater coherence between disclosure, action and verification standards, we call for enhanced collaboration among standard setting frameworks and organizations.

Speakers: President, ISO (Ulrika Francke); Managing Director, IFRS (Lee White); Senior Director of Redefining Value, WBCSD (Fiona Watson); Director of Standards, BSI (Scott Steedman); CEO, IEMA (Sarah Mukherjee)
03 Dec 2023
SE Room 1 (173 pax)
International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC)
Mr. Bert De Wel
+32 473 820097
IndustriALL Global Union
+41 79 9077994
War on Want
Mr. asad rehman
+44 7956 210332
A Just Transition Work Programme (JTWP) with the trade unions delivering climate justice
COP28 has to decide on the implementation of the JTWP. Engaging with workers and their trade unions will contribute to stepping up climate policy implementation. Providing just transition policies such as social dialogue and social protection based on labour rights will guarantantee social justice.

Speakers: Negotiators on just transition from the COP presidency and the major groups of countries will be invited to share their views with trade union representatives.
03 Dec 2023
SE Room 2 (173 pax)
Institute for Human Rights and Business (IHRB)
Ms. Haley St. Dennis
+1 801 9103085
Climate Policy Initiative, Inc (CPI)
Ms. Caroline Dreyer
+44 7397 311042
Ford Foundation
Mr. Kevin Currey
+1 310 2453015
Laudes Foundation
Ms. Catrin Thomas
+44 77 53612523
Safeguarding the “Just” in Just Energy Transition Partnerships (JETP) in South Africa & Indonesia
Through engagement with JETP Secretariats and leaders from private finance, industry, and local civil society, this interactive discussion will share lessons and progress on the JETPs in South Africa and Indonesia.

Speakers: Barbara Creecy, Environment Minister, South Africa; Rachmat Kaimuddin, Deputy Coordinating Minister, Indonesia;Joanne Yawitch, South Africa JETP Secretariat;Edo Mahendra, Indonesia JETP Secretariat;Amanda Brockbank, JETP Dir., GFANZ; Crispian Olver, PCC;Tiza Mafira, CPI;Haley St. Dennis, IHRB
COP28 "J" in JETP side event (3 Dec, 3pm) [562 kb]
03 Dec 2023
SE Room 3 (123 pax)
Stichting Climate Action Network South Asia (CANSA)
Mr. Nakul Sharma
+91 11 9716647408
MISEREOR, German Catholic Bishops' Organisation for Development Cooperation (MISEREOR)
Ms. Anika Schroeder
+49 171 4924144219
Royal Society for Protection of Nature (RSPN)
Mr. Nakul Sharma
+91 11 9716647408
Thanal Trust
Mr. Nakul Sharma
+91 11 9716647408
Young Power in Social Action (YPSA)
Mr. Nakul Sharma
+91 11 9716647408
Urban Climate Policies: The importance of Subnational Actors
COP 28 starts the process of GST. The role of non-state parties especially cities & their contribution to NDC in absence of set process is often missed. Therefore, this event will discuss the need for framework that fill this gap and the necessity for L&D financing for inclusive growth in cities.

Speakers: 1. Mr. Sanjay Vashist, Director CANSA 2. Mr. Mohammad Shahjahan, YPSA 3. Mr. Phurpa Dorji, RSPN 4. Mr. Jayakumar Chelatone, Thanal Trust 5. Ms. Anika Schroeder, Misereor
03 Dec 2023
SE Room 4 (123 pax)
Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI)
Ms. Anna McGinn
+1 202 6621885
American Forest Foundation (AFF)
Ms. Christine Cadigan
+1 804 9286904
American Forests
Mr. Trey Lord
+1 202 2467697
Woodwell Climate Research Center
Mr. David McGlinchey
+1 508 5243205
The Science Behind Carbon Markets
Carbon markets are drawing growing interest as a tool to increase investment in natural climate solutions, but markets must be supported by rigorous science to ensure they provide a climate benefit. We will explore the science behind carbon markets, and steps to increase confidence in this sector.

Speakers: Daniel Bresette, President, EESI; Max Holmes, President, Woodwell Center; Jad Daley, President and CEO, American Forests; Christine Cadigan, Executive Vice President, Carbon Origination, American Forest Foundation
03 Dec 2023
SE Room 5 (123 pax)
Oro Verde - Tropical Forest Foundation (OroVerde)
Ms. Anique Hillbrand
+49 228 2429028
Fundación Defensores de la Naturaleza (FDN)
Mr. Javier Marquez
+502 5 3232764
Pronatura Mexico
Ms. Regina Cornish
+52 55 80681473
Finance Solutions for Local Adaptation: Examples and Lessons Learned from Mesoamerica
- Showcase long term finance mechanisms for forest and people in the light of nature based solutions for climate, biodiversity and rural development - Evaluation of ecosystem services, tailored to local conditions and adaptation measures, to leverage private and public finance

Speakers: Regina Cornish Morales, ProNatura Mexico; Javier Marquez, Fundación Defensores de la Naturaleza; OroVerde- Tropical Forest Foundation
03 Dec 2023
SE Room 6 (123 pax)
Institute for Biodiversity Network e.V. (ibn)
Mr. Axel Paulsch
+49 176 56710057
Association of Sustainable Ecological Engineering Development (ASEED)
Mr. Jui-Wen Chen
+886 9650 23230
Renewable Energy Solutions on different scales in Africa and the Middle East and JW Eco-Techology
Four projects of the German funding programme Client II present adapted research and innovations on climate change adaptation through production and use of renewable energy in Morocco, Ghana, and Jordan. JW Eco-Technology, a holistic solution for adaptation and mitigation, is presented.

Speakers: JW Eco Techologies: Jiu-Wen Chen CLIENT II: Axel Paulsch JOOSI:Harry Sayannos EnerSHelF: Kata Bender, Stefanie Meilinger
03 Dec 2023
SE Room 7 (123 pax)
United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
Ms. Angela Baschieri
+44 773 408127
International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
Mr. Montasser Kamal Kamal

Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)
Mr. Benjamin Schachter
+41 78 7445488
World Health Organization (WHO)
Ms. Marina Maiero
+41 79 2134304
Road to ICPD@30: Enhancing rights-based NDCs and Integration of Gender-responsive Approaches
Ahead of 30 years of ICPD@30 in 2024, a new UNFPA study shows that the integration of SRHR and other human rights based approaches into the NDCs is still very limited to ensure effective national actions. This session will provide a platform to share country experiences and opportunities.

Speakers: Natalia Kanem, Executive Director UNFPA (TBC); Montasser Kamal, Director, Global Health Division IDRC; Minister Finland; Minister El Salvador; South Sudan Minister Youth Speaker Mafalda Duarte, Executive Director Green Climate Fund(TBC) WGC Speaker
03 Dec 2023
SE Room 8 (123 pax)
Fundación Avina (AVINA)
Ms. María Paz González
+54 911 56003787
International Education Institute of Brazil (IEB)
Mr. Adriano Maneo
+55 61 999850981
Stichting Hivos (Humanistisch Instituut voor Ontwikkelingssamenwerking) (Hivos)
Ms. Maimuna Kabatesi
+254 202 725451729
Climate Justice and Democratic Decision Making at COP: Challenges and Opportunities.
Climate justice requires improved access of underrepresented groups to decision making at all levels, to climate information, finance and empowerment of non state voices. The event showcases means to implement climate action through a just democratization of climate regimes, as a lesson for the GST

Speakers: Fundación Avina South South North Government of Netherlands Indigenous representative from Latin América Youth representative from ASIA Representative from a women group from Africa.
03 Dec 2023
SE Room 9 (123 pax)
The Good Food Institute, Inc.
Ms. Mariana Bernal
+55 21 999661796
Life and Environment (L&E)
Mr. Ari Ben Dror
+972 52 3484862
Unleashing the Power of Alternative Proteins for Climate Resilience and Food Security
By exploring the sustainability aspects of alternative proteins, the event showcases their potential to tackle food system challenges such as GHG emissions, land use, and water waste. Considering regional practices, it identifies mitigation and adaptation strategies including protein diversificatio

Speakers: Mariana Bernal (GFI Brazil); Josh Tetrick (Eat Just) or other alternative protein industry representative); Liva Kaugure (Natural Resources Officer at the FAO); Brazilian government representative; AIM for Climate Initiative representative.
03 Dec 2023
SE Room 1 (173 pax)
Regional Environmental Centre for Central Asia (CAREC)
Ms. Oxana Kravtsova
+7 705 1056285
Mr. Saule Sabieva
+7 7172 740258
Harnessing Transparency for Ambitious NDC Implementation in Central Asia
The event will highlight commitment of Central Asian countries to climate action through enhanced transparency measures. Transparency in NDC tracking, unique methodologies, training approach and data-driven scheme were determined as key for successful implementation of the NDC’s

Speakers: Speakers will include high-level government officials from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, national experts from the ReCATH project, as well as representatives of the Greenhouse Gas Management Institute, the Secretariat of the ICAT and the UNFCCC Secretariat.
Concept note and Agenda [303 kb]
Project presentation in Russian [1 Mb]
03 Dec 2023
SE Room 2 (173 pax)
Stop Ecocide Foundation
Ms. Margherita Birri
+39 335 6712231
Global Greens (Verts Mondiaux) (Global Greens)
Mr. Frank Sheridan
+44 7914 975875 (ERA dba
Ms. Inge Relph
+44 0 7712290068
Mr. Leana William
+678 678 7305485
Climate crisis to planetary security - the role of international law
Examining the power of international law to frame the roadmap for a safe planetary future - by deterring severe climate harm, protecting vital biodiversity and its guardians, accelerating fulfilment of Paris Agreement targets and guiding just transition.

Speakers: Hon Ralph Regenvanu, Minister Climate Change & Enviro, Gov’t Vanuatu, Hon Sonja Guajajara, Minister for Indigenous, Gov’t Brazil, Jojo Mehta, Chair,Stop Ecocide Foundation, Tzeporah Berman, Chair, FFNPT, Vanessa Nakate, Climate Activist, Vedika Giridhar Mandapati, Policy Analyst, GlobalChoices, UNEP
03 Dec 2023
SE Room 3 (123 pax)
International Alliance of Indigenous and Tribal Peoples of the Tropical Forests (IAITPTF)
Ms. Faith Nataya
+254 40700 725569330
Voluntary Association of Agriculture, General Development Health & Reconstruction Alliance (VAAGDHARA)
Mr. Jayesh Joshi
+91 94141 2643
The role of Indigenous Peoples in restoring their ecosystems to adapt to climate change.
Indigenous Peoples and Local communities are an integral part in ecosystem restoration, ensuring land tenure rights and empowering environmental stewardship of Indigenous peoples will lead to a long term conservation of biodiversity and promote adaptation to climate change.

Speakers: Representatives of member organizations of International Alliance of Indigenous and Tribal Peoples of the Tropical Forests. Partners of International Alliance of Indigenous and Tribal Peoples of the Tropical Forests
03 Dec 2023
SE Room 4 (123 pax)
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
Ms. Jane Ellis
+33 1 45241598
Ms. Kelly Sharp
+1 613 2984713
Scaling up adaptation finance and private finance mobilisation: actions for international providers.
Building on new OECD analysis, the event will discuss opportunities to scale up finance for adaptation and the mobilisation of private finance in the context of the USD 100 billion goal, while contributing to broader climate-resilient and private sector development in developing countries.

Speakers: In addition to the OECD and Canada (as co-hosts of the side event), a total of three or four senior representatives among: a developing country, a multilateral development bank, a multilateral climate fund, a civil society organisation, a private financial institution.
03 Dec 2023
SE Room 5 (123 pax)
World Union of Small and Medium Enterprises (WUSME)
Ms. Maria Valeria Pasquini
+39 335 7347947
Association Française des Entreprises pour l'Environnement (EpE)
Mr. Ken Guiltaux
+33 33 3375692294
Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RCREEE)
Ms. Fatouma Hanini
+2 0 1065439729
MSMEs facing energy transition: innovative solutions in finance & technology for value chains
Best technology answers in agriculture & industry and financial solutions for MSMEs, bringing concrete cases for businesses and climate change adaptation. Presentations of a publication on businesses and climate change adaptation with EpE and Arab Future Energy Index on energy transition with RCREEE

Speakers: Speakers from WUSME, EpE, RCREEE and other Partner Organizations & Institutions worldwide.
03 Dec 2023
SE Room 6 (123 pax)
C Team
Ms. Peidan Yang
+86 10 62561869
Plant Technology Alliance (PTA)
Ms. Yuhui Chai
Enhancing the Sustainable Development of Canal Cities to Address Climate Change
The sustainable growth of canal cities relies on climate and environmental factors, facing rapid population growth and environmental pressure. The event will discuss these issues and share green transportation, sustainable tourism, renewable energy, and climate education practices.

Speakers: Speakers from the following organizations: 1.Inland Waterways International 2.World Historic and Cultural Canal Cities Cooperation Organization 3.WWF 4.Mayor of Yangzhou 5.Mayor of Dubai 6.Biosphere 3 7.Singapore Canal River 8.Erie Canal River 9.Newlink
03 Dec 2023
SE Room 7 (123 pax)
Women's Environment and Development Organization (WEDO)
Ms. Katie Tobin
+1 347 6470860
Asian Pacific Resource and Research Centre for Women (ARROW)
Ms. Deepa Chandra
+60 19 2826898
Women Environmental Programme (WEP)
Ms. Priscilla Achakpa
+234 900001 8023235798
Gender and Environment Data Alliance: Roots of Change
This event will explore the latest trends at the intersection of gender, climate and environment data - highlighting the most urgent gaps in research, connections to the IPCC report and how these gaps relate to the Global Stocktake.

Speakers: Members of the GEDA Alliance, IWDA, Data 2x, IISD, UN Women, & more!
Slides [1 Mb]
03 Dec 2023
SE Room 8 (123 pax)
Natural Justice
Ms. Katherine Robinson
+27 76 2276517
Ms. Floridea Di Ciommo
+34 911 413350
Center for Environmental Concerns - Philippines Inc. (CEC)
Ms. Lia Mai Torres
+63 2 83562166
Civicus World Alliance for Citizen Participation (Civicus)
Mr. Paul Mulindwa
+27 71 1602817
EarthRights International (ERI)
Mr. Natalia Gomez
+1 301 3004713
Global Witness
Ms. Fiona Lee
+1 7889 536722
Rural Development Institute
Ms. Jessica Hernandez
+1 323 6379942
Land and Environmental Defenders: advancing climate justice
Criminalization and attacks on people engaged in the protection of land and the environment continue to increase. This event intends to amplify the voices of defenders and address the need for UNFCCC policy frameworks to support the safe and meaningful participation of defenders in decision-making.

Speakers: The event will facilitate a dialogue among member states, defenders and other stakeholders, ensuring representation of key regions and impacted constituencies. Speakers include: frontline defenders; 1-2 government representatives; UN special rapporteurs and NGO representatives.
03 Dec 2023
SE Room 9 (123 pax)
Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA)
Mr. Eugene Nforngwa
+237 675 114396
African Centre of Meteorological Application for Development (ACMAD)
Mr. Andre kamga
+227 227 20723627
Mr. Harrison Nnoko
+237 69 9133803
Interlinking and Synergizing Energy Access, Adaptation and Just Transition in Africa
This side event aims to encourage dialogue and collaboration among diverse stakeholders and to create evidence-based policy recommendations that can help implement integrated approaches to energy access, just transition, and climate adaptation in Africa.

Speakers: PACJA ACSEA AREI AfDB AAI Germanwatch
03 Dec 2023
SE Room 1 (173 pax)
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
Mr. Jan-Willem van de Ven
+44 77 25789126
Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)
Ms. Seleha Lockwood
+86 10 83580217
International Energy Agency (IEA)
Ms. Jinsun Lim
+33 6 40415667
Country-sector platforms, building the basis for scaled-up and accelerated climate action. MDBs act!
COP27 requested the MDBs to increase climate action. MDBs support country-sector platforms (like JETPs) that accelerate net zero transition, climate resilience and private sector mobilisation. Through policy action - country led, scaled-up finance including private, SDG ambition is fostered.

Speakers: Ministers of partner developing countries, MDBs (e.g. WB, EBRD, IsDB) senior management international organisations (e.g. OECD, IEA), and private sector (e.g. GFANZ, project developers).
03 Dec 2023
SE Room 2 (173 pax)
United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR)
Ms. Maya Valcheva
+44 0 787093110
United Nations University (UNU)
Mr. Nidhi Nagabhatla
Circularity as a game changer for climate action: up-scaling applied research and economic solutions
Circularity is transformational, doable, and above all a means of addressing climate change. This session examines key challenges and opportunities and reflect on real examples of success and best practices from the the research-policy space and the real economy.

Speakers: High-level Government representatives (Germany, India, Brazil, Morocco, UAE) UNU (Nidhi Nagabhatla, Sanae Okamoto, Daniel Karthe) Representatives from UN system (PAGE, GACERE, UNEP, ILO, UNDP, UNIDO, UNITAR) Representatives from civil society, business, research, and regional organisations
03 Dec 2023
SE Room 3 (123 pax)
Ms. Florantine Mapeine Onotiang
+0 237 699139079
Association Jeunesse Verte du Cameroun (AJVC)
Ms. Marie tamoifo Nkom
+33 6 70856011
Le marché souverain du carbone:
niche verte et bleue des économies des pays de la Commission Climat du Bassin du Congo et du Fonds Bleu pour le Bassin du Congo

Speakers: Ministres de la CCBC, Représentants des partenaires techniques et financiers de la CCBC, Représentants de la société civile, des populations autochtones et du secteur privé, Représentant de l'AJVC...
03 Dec 2023
SE Room 4 (123 pax)
Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Mr. Nicolas MULLER
+49 176 47922780
What’s next for Article 6.4: Operationalizing the UN’s new carbon crediting mechanism
Join members of the UN Body overseeing the operationalization of the Article 6.4 mechanism, in conversation with representatives from the private sector, designated national authorities, indigenous communities and international organizations.

Speakers: Olga Gassan-zade (Chair); El Hadji Mbaye Diagne (Vice-Chair); Amy Merrill; Kristin Qui; Maria AlJishi; Sonam Tashi; Rueban Manokara; Pasang Dolma Sherpa; Karen Holm Olsen; Andrea Bonzanni.
03 Dec 2023
SE Room 5 (123 pax)
Green Climate Fund (GCF)
Mr. Luke Butcher
+82 10 74586034
Climate Finance: the role of the Climate Funds in supporting developing countries
The principals of the four multilateral Climate Funds – the Adaptation Fund (AF), the Climate Investment Funds (CIFs), the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and the Green Climate Fund (GCF) will convene to discuss their role in delivering climate finance to developing countries.

Speakers: Sultan Al Jaber (TBC), UAE COP28 President Mikko Ollikainen, Head of the Adaptation Fund TBC, CEO of the Climate Investment Funds, Carlos Manuel Rodríguez, CEO of the Global Environment Facility Mafalda Duarte, Executive Director of the Green Climate Fund
03 Dec 2023
SE Room 6 (123 pax)
World Bioenergy Association (WBA)
Mr. Bharadwaj Kummamuru
+4 76 7159785
International Solar Energy Society e.V. (ISES)
Ms. Arabella Liehr
+276 79102 4976145906
World Wind Energy Association (WWEA)
Mr. Stefan Gsänger
+49 228 24269800
Rapidly mobilizing renewable energy resources for a just global energy transformation
The side event will share the progress of renewable energies (solar, wind, geothermal, hydro and biomass) towards meeting the goals of the Paris Agreement as part of the Global Stocktake as well as steps needed to increase the scale and pace of deployment through international collaboration.

Speakers: Speakers will represent leading international renewable energy associations and experts working at different geographical levels in renewable energy deployment. Following the presentations, the panellists and audience will discuss how to replicate and scale up these best practice cases.
03 Dec 2023
SE Room 7 (123 pax)
International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
Ms. Elizabeth Basauri Bryan
+1 202 8625605
International Potato Center (CIP)
Mr. Joel Ranck
+1 814 3602598
Tackling Gender Inequality for Effective Climate Action in Agrifood Systems
CGIAR & partners spotlight gender-responsive climate innovations, approaches for dissemination, and metrics for measuring change related to empowerment & climate goals. This event launches a new AIM for Climate Sprint on gender and climate action with government and private sector partners.

Speakers: CGIAR GENDER Impact Platform, CIP, HER+, IFPRI/GCAN, AICCRA, private sector partners (tbd), farmer representatives, Government/Party representatives from Africa & Asia.
CIP_Presentation [3 Mb]
IFPRI_presentation [786 kb]
Title_slide [180 kb]
BAIF_presentation [1 Mb]
Agenda [521 kb]
03 Dec 2023
SE Room 8 (123 pax)
Transparency International (TI)
Mr. Wahidullah Azizi
+49 1 7622286145
Carbon Tracker Initiative Limited
Ms. Evgenia Xilas
+44 7398 124061
CDP Worldwide (CDP)
Ms. Clare Everett
+44 7871 135724
The Global Stocktake and Climate Accountability: Unlocking Finance and Action
Transparency & accountability, from mobilization of climate finance to projects, are essential in making interventions effective and benefiting people & planet. The GST can help realign financial flows and build clear roadmaps, the event underlining stakeholders’ proposals to increase integrity.

Speakers: Ana Toni, Brazil Climate Change Secretary; Lina Castaño, Colombia Planning Climate Finance Leader; Rachel Owens, ECF Climate Finance Director; Pietro Bertazzi, CDP Policy Director; Richard Folland, Carbon Tracker Engagement Head; Jana El Horr, WB Lead CC Social Dimensions; Kashif Ali, TI Pakistan ED
GST and accountability - side event concept note [127 kb]
GST and accountability - side event slides [277 kb]
03 Dec 2023
SE Room 9 (123 pax)
Fondation Mohammed VI pour la Protection de l'Environnement (FM6E)
Ms. kenza khallafi
+212 212 636640950
Confédération Générale des Entreprises du Maroc (CGEM)
Ms. Houda Bouchtia
+212 6 63872529
Tracking Africa's Climate Action Journey: Successes and Opportunities
The aim of this event is to build on the successful side event hosted in SB58 a nd support a forward looking and solutions-oriented approach to the Global Stocktake, through innovative, meaningful and impactful partnerships between the public sector, the private sector and civil society in Africa

Speakers: UNFCCC Secretariat United Nations Industrial Development Organization the General Confederation of Moroccan Enterprises the Mohammed VI Foundation for Environmental protection Representative of COP 28 Presidency (TBC) Representatives from Private sector, local government and African Youth.
04 Dec 2023
SE Room 1 (173 pax)
Solutions for Our Climate (SFOC)
Ms. Georgia McDonnell
+82 0 1095358694
Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC)
Ms. Reshmi Ladwa
+44 7511 37120
Iniciativa Climática de Mexico (ICM)
Ms. Mariana Castillo
+52 55 48227737
Third Generation Environmentalism (E3G)
Mr. Thomas Evans
+44 0 7931317327
Accelerating renewable energy deployment and solutions to achieve a global renewables target
Achieving 1.5C requires urgent global effort to accelerate renewable energy deployment. The solutions are clear: address key policy, market and regulatory barriers to unlock mechanisms and finance supporting cost-efficient renewable energy, while respecting environmental and social aspects.

Speakers: Welcome: Joojin Kim (SFOC). Opening: Stewart Mullin (GWEC). Keynote: Hye-yeong Jang (National Assembly, Korea).Panelists: Jihye Choi (LG Energy Solutions), Louise Burrows (BOGA), Luisa Sierra Brozon (ICM), Tilde Hellsten (DEA), Tomas Kaberger (REI).
04 Dec 2023
SE Room 2 (173 pax)
Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF)
Ms. Katrin Geyer
+44 7708 305250
Drexel University
Ms. Kristy Kelly
+1 215 8733386
Environmental Law Institute (ELI)
Mr. Carl Bruch
+1 202 2038005
Win-win for climate and gender justice & peace: Acting on military spending and military emissions
Why is militarisation one of the key obstacles to mitigating the climate crisis? Panellists will make the case for disarmament and demilitarisation. They will expose links between militarisation and the climate crisis from an intersectional feminist perspective.

Speakers: To be confirmed.
04 Dec 2023
SE Room 3 (123 pax)
Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Ms. Michelle Yonetani
+41 79 8644552
International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)
Mr. Amir W H Khouzam

International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)
Ms. Kirsten Hagon

International Organization for Migration (IOM)
Mr. Ileana-Sinziana Puscas

Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)
Ms. Zinta Zommers

Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)
Mr. Benjamin Schachter
+41 78 7445488
World Food Programme (WFP)
Ms. Amelia Stewart
+44 77 48661643
Displaced People Taking Action on Loss & Damage: Local Solutions on the Climate Frontlines
Displaced people and their host communities are taking action in fragile and conflict affected contexts on the frontlines of the climate crisis. Hear from them directly on local solutions that strengthen resilience and peaceful coexistence – urgently in need of scaled up financing and support.

Speakers: The partners in this collaboration have committed to giving all seats on the panel to representatives from displaced and host communities who are taking action in fragile and conflict affected contexts on the frontlines of the climate crisis.
04 Dec 2023
SE Room 4 (123 pax)
Uma Gota No Oceano
Ms. Glauciele Silva
+55 21 977014057
Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)
+972 97233 5966963213
ClimaInfo Institute
Mr. Bruno Heilton Toledo Hisamoto
+55 11 36854836
Swiss Lenten Fund (FO)
Mr. David Knecht
+4 76 4365986
Challenges and opportunities in power generation in and to the Brazilian Amazon.
Faced with the need for Amazonian communities to receive energy and the threats posed by large energy projects in Brazil, thinking about sustainable solutions with low socio-environmental impact is essential to make a fair energy transition in accordance with low carbon emission targets.

Speakers: Cinthia Leone, Eliane Xunakalo, Ricardo Baitelo, Sandra Maria de Andrade, Sineia do Vale, Tasso Azevedo e Toya Manchineri.
04 Dec 2023
SE Room 5 (123 pax)
United Nations University (UNU)
Mr. Sanae Okamoto
+49 228 8150249
World Health Organization (WHO)
Ms. Marina Mairo
Climate Change and Mental Health – Understanding Risks and Empowering Opportunities
Enhancing the understanding of climate change impacts on mental health by recognizing multiple risk factors and discussing opportunities: fostering sustainable behavior, community-led approaches, application of new technologies, climate resilient community planning to empower affected populations

Speakers: S.Okamoto, N.Nagabhatla, Y.Katsuma, T.Marwala (UNU), D.Campbell-Lendrum (WHO), G.Narasimhan (UNICEF), J.Mathur-Filipp (UNEP), J.Lipi (UNMGCY), C.Scheerens (Belgium), K.Hayes, C.Tateishi (Canada), K.Basu (Green Hope Fdn), E.Lawrance (Climate Cares ctr), M.Overton (CEMR), K.Minor (tbc Columbia U)
04 Dec 2023
SE Room 6 (123 pax)
Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)
Ms. Levania Santoso
+62 251 8622622
Commission des Forêts d'Afrique Centrale (COMIFAC)
+237 6 99523407
Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU)
Mr. Arild Angelsen
+47 0 97038822
Is the looking glass half full or half empty? Transparency for climate discussions and reporting
Within the Enhanced Transparency Framework, the First Biennial Transparency Reports –BTR1– are due in December 2024. How much transparency is needed? How are countries prepared, how can countries prepare? How to get to transparent monitoring for efficient, effective, and equitable climate decisions?

Speakers: CIFOR-ICRAF scientists, Government Reps., Academia, Private sector, and IP reps.
Event Program [243 kb]
04 Dec 2023
SE Room 7 (123 pax)
Office of Legal Affairs (OLA)
Ms. Valentina Germani
+1 646 2048149
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
Ms. Tarub Bahri

Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO (IOC/UNESCO)
Mr. Alison Clausen

International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Ms. Jana Friedrich

Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Ms. Jasdeep Randhawa

United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
Ms. Regina Asarioti

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Ms. Mary Matthews

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
Mr. Ole Vestergaard
Coordinating for greater ocean-based climate change ambition: A UN-Oceans perspective
Following the Ocean-Climate Dialogue and the GST, this event will showcase how UN-Oceans is building synergies at all levels for ocean-based mitigation and adaptation, and how collaboration for climate-smart ocean management can contribute to increased ambition for a greater collective impact.

Speakers: High-level opening remarks from Mr. Miguel de Serpa Soares, Under-Secretary-General for Legal Affairs, UN Legal Counsel, and UN-Ocean Focal Point, high-level UN Agencies representatives, and representative of States and stakeholder groups.
Programme_UNOceans_SideEvent [66 kb]
04 Dec 2023
SE Room 8 (123 pax)
New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO)
Mr. Yu Suzuki
+81 0 8041039341
Griha Council
Mr. Manish Shrivastava
+91 98918 84894
Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)
Ms. Prima Madan
+1 647 4076540
Global Collaboration for Innovation and Sustainable Cooling: Solutions for Market Transformation
We bring together global stakeholders to discuss innovative solutions that address the complexities of climate change, with a focus on heat and cooling challenges. Speakers will reflect on potential innovations relating to domains like food security, thermal comfort, LiFE, productivity and so on.

Speakers: Adnan Z. Amin, Senior Adviser to COP 28 President Laurence Tubiana, CEO, the European Climate Foundation, Hoesung Lee, Chair, IPCC David Sandalow, Inaugural Fellow, Columbia University, R R Rashmi, Distinguished Fellow, TERI, Aditya Narayan Singh, Government of India
Agenda of Event_Speakers list [2 Mb]
ICEF Roadmap_AI for Climate Change Mitigation [1 Mb]
Agenda run of show [2 Mb]
04 Dec 2023
SE Room 9 (123 pax)
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)
Mr. Bastiaan van Ruijven
+43 676 83807288
Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ)
Mr. Jorge Alison Santos da Silva
+55 21 30397164
National Institute of Public Health and the Environment (RIVM)
Mr. Ioannis Dafnomilis
+31 6 15863916
Beyond the Global Stocktake to create feasible and just transitions
This event presents a multi-model assessment of current implemented policies and ambitions on climate outcomes and propose ways to strengthen ambition. We explore the effects of addressing feasibility concerns on climate scenarios and discuss how just transitions can be included in climate scenarios

Speakers: Implemented policies: Michel den Elzen (PBL), Increasing ambition beyond Glasgow: Isabela Tagomori (PBL)/Roberto Schaefer (COPPE), Implications of feasibility on mitigation: Christoph Bertram (UMD/PIK), Just Transition scenarios: Keywan Riahi (IIASA), Discussion: Gintare Zinkeviciute (CS)
Agenda [181 kb]
PPT Presentation of the full session [2 Mb]
04 Dec 2023
SE Room 1 (173 pax)
Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Mr. Dominique Revet
+49 228 8151334
Key tools supported by the UNFCCC secretariat to strengthen the ETF
Presentation of the SAGE (data collection and management), IPCC latest GHG inventory software, and mitigation tool supported by the UNFCCC secretariat to strengthen the operationalization by Developing Countries of the Enhanced Transparency Framework under the Paris Agreement.

Speakers: Dominique Revet (UNFCCC secretariat), TBD (IPCC TFI TSU) Olia Glade (GHG Management Institute), and Pepa Lopez (Gauss international)
0_Agenda 4 December 2023 Joint Side Event.pdf [232 kb]
1_GHG Support Unit_Presentation_Dominique.pptx [1 Mb]
04 Dec 2023
SE Room 2 (173 pax)
World Food Programme (WFP)
Ms. Amelia Stewart
+44 77 48661643
Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)
Ms. Zinta Zommers

Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Ms. Michelle Yonetani

United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)
Ms. Verena Knaus
Addressing Loss & Damage from Climate Change: Perspectives & Solutions from the Humanitarian Sector
National humanitarian actors (first responders to loss & damage), governments & international humanitarian organisations will discuss existing solutions to address & minimize loss & damage from climate change; focusing on the principles of urgency, localization & prioritisation of fragile contexts.

Speakers: Community-Based Organisation (CBO) Representative - in discussions with Somalia, South Sudan Government Representative from fragile context – in discussions with Bangladesh - Minister or DG level UNCT Representative Loss & Damage Negotiator
04 Dec 2023
SE Room 3 (123 pax)
Office of the High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States (UN-OHRLLS)
Mr. Damien Sass
+1 10017 2129630935
International Organization for Migration (IOM)
Ms. Christina Daszkiewicz
+49 0 0
Frontline Voices: Addressing Climate-Induced Migration in the World’s Most Vulnerable Nations
Addressing the impacts of climate change on migration in LDCs, LLDCs, and SIDS is crucial for meaningful global and national policy formulation, planning, and response strategies to support these nations in responding to the impacts of the climate crisis.

Speakers: *Speakers Tbc Ms. Rabab Fatima Mr. Walter Kälin Ms. Mariam Wallet Aboubakrine Ms. Vanessa Nakate Ms. Tina Stege
04 Dec 2023
SE Room 4 (123 pax)
Native Amazon Operation (OPAN)
Ms. Andreia Fanzeres
+55 65 981115748
Indigenous Research and Training Institute - IEPÉ
Mr. Patricia de Almeida Zuppi
+55 11 994348874
On the ground: using land management and indigenous rights to tackle climate change in Brazil
The event aims to share relevant examples of how the indigenous peoples of Brazil have been using instruments for the defence of their rights such as Consultation Protocols and Territorial Management Plans in various biomes in order to tackle climate change.

Speakers: Sineia do Vale (CIR), Ianukula Kaiabi Suiá (ATIX), Tipuici Manoki (Watoholi/Rede Juruena Vivo), Luene Karipuna (AMIM), Josimara Baré (Foirn).
Details of the event here [158 kb]
04 Dec 2023
SE Room 5 (123 pax)
World Health Organization (WHO)
Ms. Marina Maiero
+41 79 2134304
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
Ms. Nancy Aburto

Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)
Mr. Benjamin Schachter
+41 78 7445488
United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)
Mr. Abheet Solomon

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Mr. Douglas Webb

United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)
Ms. Louise Leech

United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
Ms. Angela Baschieri

United Nations University (UNU)
Ms. Sanae Okamoto
+31 6 83796967
Building climate-resilient health systems through Partnerships like the ATACH
This Dialogue will focus on collaborations and partnerships that are being implemented to accelerate a coherent, and sustainable approach to scaling up initiatives to transition, build and sustain the climate resilient, green health systems of the future. This event will provide a showcase for the

Speakers: Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO DG Jorge Moreira da Silva, ED, UNOPS President or Ministers of Health / Energy: Co-leaders of ATACH: UK, Egypt, UAE Lebanon Sierra Leone, Somalia, Pakistan (countries TBC) H.E. Dr. Muhammad Sulaiman Al Jasser Chairman, President and Chairman, IsDB
04 Dec 2023
SE Room 6 (123 pax)
Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Mr. Vladimir Hecl
+49 228 8151134
Accelerating NDC implementation and addressing Global Stocktake outcomes through TNAs
The event will share latest work of the Technology Executive Committee (TEC) on technology needs assessments (TNAs), feature success stories from the TNA Global Project, and showcase how TNAs and technology action plans contribute to more ambitious NDCs and climate action of developing countries.

Speakers: TEC, UNEP-CCC, NDC Partnership, Global stockate co-facilitator, TNA countries, Green Climate Fund.
04 Dec 2023
SE Room 7 (123 pax)
ProVeg e.V.
Mr. Raphael Podselver
+49 1765 6879772
Brighter Green, Inc.
Ms. Mia MacDonald
+1 917 6268702
Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation
Mr. Steve Chiu
+1 614 7079151
Compassion in World Farming International (CIWF)
Ms. Eirini Pitsilidi
+44 7393 925783
National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha'is of the United States (Baha'i International Community)
Mr. Daniel Perell
+1 860 6704093
World Conference of Religions for Peace (WCRP)
Ms. Deepika Singh
+1 646 4218844
Food systems transformation: elevating healthy diets & protein diversification as climate solutions
Growing scientific evidence acknowledges the importance to unlock the potential of healthy plant-rich diets and alternative proteins. The event will highlight national initiatives, pathways for resilient food systems, and methodologies for transforming behaviors to ensure a just transition.

Speakers: Raphael Podselver, ProVeg; Rabbi David Rosen, Religions for Peace; Dr. Ming Nan Lin, Tzu Chi; Deborah Tripley CIWF; Gabriela Rawhani Bahai; Melinda Hou GFF China; Lina Mahy, WHO; Karina Gonçalves David ProNobis Agroforestal
FLYER, healthy diets protein diversification [601 kb]
04 Dec 2023
SE Room 1 (173 pax)
Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives Philippines, Inc. (GAIA)
Ms. Mariel Vilella
+44 7847 79154
Ecology Center
Ms. Mariel Vilella
+44 7847 79154
Mr. Mahesh Pandya
+91 79 48950365
Pesticide Action Network Asia BHD (PAN AP)
Ms. Sarojeni Rengam
+60 4 5025930
Methane reduction and environmental justice: recommendations for the Global Methane Pledge
Integrating environmental justice principles into methane reduction activities will accelerate mitigation, build public support, and deliver co-benefits. This event will lay out principles for implementing the Global Methane Pledge in the waste and agriculture sectors.

Speakers: CCAC; Global Methane Hub; GAIA (International); International Alliance of Waste Pickers; Alianza Basura Cero (Ecuador); PAN AP (Malaysia); Caravan for Food, Land and Climate Justice; Thanal (India); Trivandrum Municipality (India).
04 Dec 2023
SE Room 2 (173 pax)
Mercy Corps
Ms. Salomé Lehtman
+33 6 21713856
Concern Worldwide
Ms. Sally Tyldesley
+44 7949 877024
International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)
Ms. Mary Friel
+41 79 2173355
Loss and damage across humanitarian action and development: from response to resilient recovery
In the face of rising loss and damage, the event will explore learning & practical actions from across the humanitarian, development & peace nexus to overcome barriers, strengthen coherence, coordination & alignment from preparedness & response to resilient recovery from climate-induced disasters

Speakers: Cross-cutting high-level panel will hearing directly from national, local & community actors, to anchor national & global level decisions in local realities, and those investing in bridging the humanitarian, development & peace nexus silos from local authorities to development bank perspective
04 Dec 2023
SE Room 3 (123 pax)
Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC)
Ms. Salote Soqo
+1 857 9726805
Coastal Association for Social Transformation Trust (COAST Trust)
Mr. Aminul Hoque
+88 2 1713328815
Duke University
Ms. Gabriela Nagle Alverio
+1 352 5989658
Munich Re Foundation (MRF)
Mr. Christian Barthelt
+49 89 38914229
Université de Liège (ULg)
Ms. Caroline Zickgraf
+32 4 77472785
Human Rights Implications of Climate Migration & Forced Displacement
The lack of human rights protection for people forcibly displaced by the climate crisis and the growing climate change impacts are compounding human rights impacts for communities around the world. This side event will share challenges and regional policy priorities for human rights protection.

Speakers: Speakers from the Pacific, Asia, Africa, Latin America and MENA.
04 Dec 2023
SE Room 4 (123 pax)
Climate Alliance (Klima-Bündnis)
Ms. Silke Lunnebach
+49 69 71713932
Climate Alliance Austria (CAA)
Ms. Silke Lunnebach
+49 69 71713932
Instituto de Ecología y Antropología de Acción (INFOE)
Ms. Elke Falley-Rothkopf
+49 178 1746966
Alternative approaches to Amazon rainforest-based carbon offsets
Taking local climate action and global responsibility means that we must continue to prevent the large-scale destruction of rainforests in the future. Our most important allies: Indigenous Peoples in Amazonia. We must strengthen their rights and protect their territories, and thus the rainforests.

Speakers: Together with indigenous representatives of the Amazon region fighting to protect their rainforest territories, we will present Climate Alliance’s Climate Fund as an alternative approach to carbon offsetting.
Bridges_to_Amazonia_brochure_CA [3 Mb]
Climate_Justice_Flyer_CA [1 Mb]
Wampís Territory Information [102 kb]
Agenda Side Event [124 kb]
04 Dec 2023
SE Room 5 (123 pax)
University of Queensland
Ms. Ans Vercammen
+61 4 14966447
International Federation of Medical Students' Associations (IFMSA)
Mr. Salman Khan
+91 77 38018030
Catalysing aligned, inclusive and co-beneficial action for climate change and mental health
The countries most threatened by climate have the least data on mental health needs which impedes their adaptive capacity. Siloed climate & mental health policies miss chances for co-beneficial action. This event will share priority actions identified through a dialogue process across seven regions.

Speakers: Prof Sir David Nabarro-Imperial College London Dr Pablo Suarez-Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre Dr Friederike Otto-IPCC & Grantham Institute Dr Fiona Charlson-University of Queensland Desta Lakew-Amref Health Africa Mohamed Eissa IFMSA Mitzi Jonelle Tan-Climate Action
04 Dec 2023
SE Room 6 (123 pax)
Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Mr. Motsomi Maletjane
+49 2 288151324
Work of the LEG in supporting the least developed countries on adaptation
To discuss the support provided by the LEG, GCF, GEF and other and relevant organizations, and the acheivements and lessons learned by the least developed countries in the formulation and implementation of NAPs

Speakers: LEG; LDC Parties; GCF, GEF, AF
04 Dec 2023
SE Room 7 (123 pax)
Plymouth Marine Laboratory (PML)
Ms. Thecla Keizer
+44 7818 402632
Blue Marine Foundation
Ms. Madeleine Millington-Drake
+44 44 7527545343
European Bureau for Conservation and Development (EBCD)
Mr. Ilias Grampas
+3 4 93371679
Fondation BNP Paribas (Fondation BNP Paribas)
Ms. Nathalie Andriamamonjy
+33 0 637315387
Ocean-Climate-Society: the UNFCCC & ocean mitigation, adaptation, finance and capacity building
Ocean ecosystems & coastal communities are being impacted by climate change, but the ocean also offers adaptation & mitigation actions. We will show examples of adaptation, governance and finance framework opportunities, incl. for the global south, collaboration and ocean integration in the UNFCCC

Speakers: Moderator: Chair MCCIP & Plymouth Marine Lab; proposed panellists: FAO, Spanish gov., UN Special Rapp. Human Rights & Climate, Co-facilitator Ocean dialogue, Blue Marine Foundation, Maritime Lead - Climate Champions, Commonwealth Secretariat, Global Ocean Trust, BNP Paribas Foundation and GOA-ON.
Programme of the side event [506 kb]
Biographies of the speakers [1 Mb]
Event media tile [471 kb]
04 Dec 2023
SE Room 8 (123 pax)
German Climate Association (DKK)
Ms. Kathleen Mar
+49 152 37313229
Research Centre Juelich (Jülich)
Mr. Erhard Zeiss
+49 2461 611841
University of Newcastle upon Tyne
Ms. Sara Walker
+44 191 2087261
Green Hydrogen Pathways in Europe and Africa: Sustainable Cooperation for a ‘Net Zero’ Economy
How can an international green hydrogen economy support European and African ambitions within a future net zero economy? This event will explore the emerging H2 landscape with a focus on the prospects for cooperation. What is needed to develop sustainable and fair partnerships?

Speakers: Scientists from the Research Centre Juelich, German Climate Association, and Research Institute for Sustainability; Government representatives from Angola and Kenya; Representatives from Angolan or Kenyan civil society organization(s).
Event Flyer [827 kb]
04 Dec 2023
SE Room 9 (123 pax)
Jubilee South Asia Pacific Movement, Inc. (APMDD)
Ms. Claire Miranda
+63 917 5115334
Climate Equity Reference Project Canada (CERP)
Mx. Ceecee Holz
+1 613 6184601
Earth Island Institute, Inc. (EII)
Mr. Tom Athanasiou
+1 510 8599100
Windfall Energy Project (WEC)
Mr. Brent Kopperson
+1 905 7270491
Civil Society Equity Review Report
The CSO Equity Review will launch its latest report that aim to lay down recommendations amidst the Global Stocktake, the pressure for more ambition in the next round of NDCs, the demands for a just energy transition, and the expectations from the Global South for a meaningful loss and damage fund.

Speakers: Members of civil society organizations, academe and climate experts.
04 Dec 2023
SE Room 1 (173 pax)
Greenpeace International (GREENPEACE)
Ms. Ylenia Bursich
+31 6 4619733
Mr. Ryan Brightwell
+31 6 34643116
Mr. Martin Voss
+49 228 6049253
Fossil fuel extraction in Africa: the profiteers and the people
Since 2022, the fossil fuel industry has embarked on a scramble for Africa, promising economic prosperity and oppressing social and environmental concerns. The event will explore extractivism in Africa, the need for a full and fair fossil fuel phase out and leapfrogging them in energy poor areas.

Speakers: Dr. Oulie Keita, Greenpeace Africa (Mali) - Zaki Mamdoo, Stop EACOP coalition (South Africa) - Kerstin Opfer, Germanwatch (Germany) - Lorraine Chiponda, Don’t Gas Africa campaign (Zimbabwe) - Bantu Lukambo, IDPE (DRC) - moderator Patrick Greenfield, reporter of The Guardian
Flyer [1 Mb]
Greenpeace - African scientists urge African leaders to reject fossil fuels at COP28 [179 kb]
04 Dec 2023
SE Room 2 (173 pax)
SNV Netherlands Development Organisation (SNV)
Ms. Sinead Crane
+31 6 30791187
International Alert
Ms. Harriet Fleur Mackaill-Hill
+32 484 742254
Swedish Society for Nature Conservation (SSNC)
Ms. Marie Stjernquist Desatnik
+46 70 8166573
Mr. Davide Maneschi
+46 72 2013568
Unlocking climate finance to communities in fragile and conflict-affected situations
Communities in FCS are most seriously affected by the climate crisis, which is in addition to poverty, instability, and insecurity extremes. This event will highlight options for implementing tailored, adaptive, accessible finance, overcoming low donor risk appetite and restrictive monitoring.

Speakers: Moderated by Simon O’Connell, Keynote speaker David Murphy The panel: Emmy Auma, Soraya Vanini Tupinambá, Terramar; Pirawan Wongnithisathaporn, Dr. Amadou Dicko, Stephanie Speck. Closing remarks by Romchat Wachirarattanakornku.
04 Dec 2023
SE Room 3 (123 pax)
Arab Network for Environment and Development (RAED)
+2 1 1437405
League of Arab States (LAS)
Mr. Mahmoud Fathallah
+2 1 1437405
Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)
Ms. Nina M Birkeland
+41 79 7979439
Consideration of Climate & Disaster-Induced Human Mobility within national strategies & policies
Understand current policy landscape & policy gaps within national & regional on-going efforts coordinated by LAS Arab Mechanism on DRR & UNDRR CSOs Major Group, to address climate & disaster- induced human mobility. Localized solutions, on an inclusive & participatory approach, are still required

Speakers: • Shahira Wahby, League of Arab States (LAS) • Fadi Jannan, UNDRR Arab States Office (tbc) • Nina Birkland, Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) • PDD or IOM Representative (tbc) • Emad Adly, General Coordinator, RAED
04 Dec 2023
SE Room 4 (123 pax)
Fundación Amigos de la Naturaleza (FAN Bolivia)
Ms. Natalia Calderon
+591 7 6845978
Instituto Socioambiental (ISA)
Ms. Paloma Costa
+55 61 981164556
Rainforest Foundation Norway (RFN)
Mr. Torbjørn Gjefsen
+47 0 97016842
Raising voices from the Amazon: voluntary carbon market challenges and solutions
Indigenous peoples and their territories are barriers to deforestation in the Amazon. The voluntary carbon market is threatening their rights and putting livelihoods at risk. This event will highlight these challenges and discuss how national regulation can safeguard indigenous rights

Speakers: Indigenous leaders of the Pan Amazon, Representants of civil society organizations that act on socio-environmental issues such as the members of the Amazon Network of Georeferenced Socio-Environmental Information Rainforest Foundation Norway and other partners
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04 Dec 2023
SE Room 5 (123 pax)
The Danish Family Planning Association (DFPA)
Ms. Lisbet Dinsen
+45 0 41270607
Danish 92 Group - Forum for Sustainable Development
Mr. Dan Belusa
+45 60 637911
International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF)
Ms. Raffaela Dattler
+44 207 9398283
No climate justice without gender equality and sexual and reproductive health and rights
Sharing research and experiences from Asia and Africa of the impact of climate change on gender equality and SRHR whilst at the same time pointing to the importance of and positive experiences with implementing human rights-based climate actions that center women, girls and other marginalized groups

Speakers: Danish Family Planning Association, Queen Mary University London, ARROW
04 Dec 2023
SE Room 6 (123 pax)
Asociación Ambiente y Sociedad (AAS)
Ms. Andrea Prieto
+57 1 3124160186
Centro Alexander von Humboldt
Mr. Jose Alejandro Aleman
+505 505 88267474
Derecho, Ambiente y Recursos Naturales (DAR) (DAR)
Ms. Claudia Zuniga
+51 1 937592040
Governance, implementation and monitoring of energy and forest NDCs in LAC
Dialogue between CSOs and CLPI in LAC, on the gaps and opportunities in the implementation, monitoring, evaluation and financing of the NDCs in energy and forests, to achieve the regional climate ambition of decarbonization through the preservation and protection of the rights of populations

Speakers: AAS (Colombia), DAR (Perú) and Centro Alexander Von Humboldt (Nicaragua)
04 Dec 2023
SE Room 7 (123 pax)
African Centre for Climate Actions and Rural Development Initiative (ACCARD Initiative)
Mr. Freeman Elohor Oluowo
+234 330102 8055303634
University of Vermont (UVM)
Mr. Asim Zia
+1 802 6564695
DeltasUNite:Urgent Call for Climate Action with a UN Convention for Conserving River Deltas (UNCCRD)
The growing number of science reports on disappearing coastal & inland deltas in transboundary river basins, e.g., Africa, Indus, Mekong & Rhine, is not only worrisome but disturbing. The UN-CCRD will bring about integrative Highlands to Oceans (H2O) climate action for building resilient communities

Speakers: Prof. Michael Glantz, Prof. Arukwe Augustine, Governor Douye Diri, Jonannes Cullman (UN Policy adviser), Prof. Asim Zia, Aboje Andrews(AFDB),ILC, Sen.Nasir Memon, Amb. Godknows Igali, Kezieh Theresa, Vivian Madueke, Green Environment Fund(GEF), Leslie Durschinger, FCPF-Worldbank, Community rep
UNCCRD Unveiling Agenda [161 kb]
Speech by Governor Douye Diri of Nigeria's Bayelsa State [130 kb]
Speech by UNCCRD Lead /Contact Person - Freeman Elohor [126 kb]
Asim Zia UN-CCRD Presentation [3 Mb]
Michael Glantz on Deltas [1 Mb]
Nisar Memon on Indus Delta [1 Mb]
04 Dec 2023
SE Room 8 (123 pax)
Australian National University (ANU)
Mr. Frank Jotzo
+61 400 357252
Iran Renewable Energy Association (IrREA)
Mr. Arash Shojaei
+98 912 9628595
Clean energy and commodity exports as an opportunity for fossil fuel rich economies
Coal, oil and gas exporting countries fear negative effects from fossil fuel phase-down. Yet demand for zero-emissions fuels and commodities is a large upside. Fossil fuel exporting countries can establish new energy, processing and mining industries that will thrive in a net-zero world economy.

Speakers: This event features researchers, policy makers and industry representatives from fossil fuel exporting countries such as Australia, Indonesia, South Africa, Gulf states and the USA. They will discuss options for clean energy and commodity exports and how these interact with fossil fuel phase-down.
04 Dec 2023
SE Room 9 (123 pax)
United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)
Ms. Alla Metelitsa
+43 688 64060948
Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP)
Mr. Matthew Wittenstein
+66 8000 50396
Economic Commission for Europe (ECE)
Mr. Branko Milicevic
Accelerating the Just Energy Transition: decarbonizing industrial value chains with clean hydrogen
UNIDO, UNECE and UNESCAP recognize the need for reducing GHG emissions and enabling inclusive growth that leaves no one behind. The side event will discuss how clean hydrogen can accelerate the just energy transition by decarbonizing industrial value chains and promoting socio-economic growth.

Speakers: Opening remarks: Mr. Gunther Beger; Setting the scene: Mr. Dario Liguti; Panel Discussion: Dr. Lutz Schäfer, Mr. Masatsugu Yoshioka, Ms. Petra Schwager, Ms. Alicia Eastman and Mr. Alessandro Izzi.
Side event "Accelerating the Just Energy Transition: Decarbonizing Industrial Value Chains with Clean Hydrogen" [18 kb]
04 Dec 2023
SE Room 1 (173 pax)
WMO/UNEP Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
Mr. Abdalah Mokssit
+41 22 7308254
Key Findings of IPCC’s 6th Assessment Report: Recent Developments and Outlook for the 7th Cycle
The event will focus on selected key findings of the IPCC’s AR6 Synthesis Report and other products in the context of recent developments and, it will also reflect on the key new knowledge gaps that need to be addressed for a most effective AR7 cycle.

Speakers: IPCC Chair Jim Skea; IPCC Vice-Chair Diana Urge-Vorsatz; WGI Co-Chairs Robert Vautard, Xiaoye Zhang; WGII Co-Chairs Winston Chow, Bart Van Den Hurk; WGIII Co-Chairs Katherine Calvin, Joy Pereira; former IPCC Chair Hoesung Lee; IPCC Deputy Secretary Ermira Fida
Provisional Programme [493 kb]
04 Dec 2023
SE Room 2 (173 pax)
Mr. Lennard de Klerk
+36 30 3662983
Ms. Olga Gassan-zade
+47 958 30093
NGO Centre of Environmental Initiatives "Ecoaction" (NGO "Ecoaction")
Ms. Yevheniia Zasiadko
+38 95 5702750
NGO Ukrainian Ecological Club "Green Wave" (Green Wave)
Mr. Mykola Shlapak
+38 66 9529735
ZOI Environment Network (ZOI)
Ms. Ellie Kinney
+44 7588 486437
Climate Damage of Russia’s war in Ukraine and the knowledge gap on conflict and military emissions
This event will discuss how to hold Russia accountable for the climate damage caused by its war in Ukraine. Alongside presenting an updated assessment of the war’s GHG emissions, this event will highlight the need to account for military, conflict and occupation emissions within the UNFCCC process.

Speakers: - Government of Ukraine - Government of Georgia - Initiative on GHG accounting of war - Conflict and Environment Observatory - Ukrainian non-governmental organisations
Side event description [120 kb]
GHG emissions 18 months war [3 Mb]
Military Greenhouse Emissions [2 Mb]
04 Dec 2023
SE Room 3 (123 pax)
Center for Participatory Research and Development (CPRD)
Ms. Rushati Das
+91 98744 58868
Bangladesh Resource Centre for Indigenous Knowledge (BARCIK)
Ms. Sanjay Vashist
+91 99100 96125
Mr. Kazi Amdadul Hoque
+88 2 1713030124
Shariatpur Development Society (SDS)
Ms. Rushati Das
+91 98744 58868
From Climate Induced Migrant to resilient Community in South Asia
Climate Induced migration is a phenomenon acknowledged by IPCC AR 6 triggered due to Loss and Damage. In order to stabilize this phenomenon predictable financial resources are required to be mobilized. The session will showcase the consequences of distressed migration innov. sources of finance

Speakers: 1. Md Shamsuddoha CPRD 2. Rabeya Begum SDS 3. Rushati Das CANSA 4. Zahangir Alam BARCIK 5. Ruchi Chaudhary CANSA 6. 1 representative of BRAC
04 Dec 2023
SE Room 4 (123 pax)
Arayara International Institute
Ms. Nicole Oliveira
+55 41 984450000
Alziras Institute
Ms. Michelle Ferreti
+55 21 981117011
Coordinating Body of Indigenous Organizations of the Amazon Basin (COICA)
Mr. Gregorio Mirabal
+593 2 3226744
Institute of Energy and Environment (IEMA)
Mr. Ricardo Baitelo
+55 11 974460639
Postpone or speed up the end of the world? The neocolonial threat of oil and gas in the Amazon
Oil and gas exploitation in the Amazon escalates drastically and threatens climatic stability, biodiversity, and human rights. An intergenerational indigenous pan-amazon table will discuss the right to the future, impacts on communities and scientific data of the urgency for a just energy transition

Speakers: Luene Kaipuna (APOINAMP communications coordinator, indigenous leader), Brazil; Marcia Enqueri (indigenous leader of the Waorani), Ecuador; Wilfredo (CODEPISAM, Maipu territory leader), Peru; Fany Kuiru Castro (COICA general coordinator), Colombia; Alice Maria Piva (Arayara), Brazil [facilitator]
04 Dec 2023
SE Room 5 (123 pax)
Margaret Pyke Trust (MPT)
Ms. Carina Hirsch
+4 7788 247603
Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT)
Ms. Kerryn Morrison
+27 82 8775126
MSI Reproductive Choices (MSI)
Mr. David Johnson
+44 7 7481411117
An undervalued pathway to climate resilience: Investing in family planning to empower women and girls
Investment in family planning is not only essential to meet SRHR-related targets under the health and gender SDGs, but also climate resilience goals, and to ensure we leave no one behind

Speakers: A diverse, gender balanced panel will present the ways in which reproductive health is integrated in national climate and biodiversity policies, donor strategies, and global policy to improve cross-sectoral development impacts for the most vulnerable on the front lines of climate change.
04 Dec 2023
SE Room 6 (123 pax)
Clean Air Task Force (CATF)
Mr. Jonathan Banks
+1 207 6070606
Greener Impact International (GII)
Mr. Kassim GAWUSU-toure
+233 24 4967340
Methane Ministerial: Mobilizing Action, Financing Solutions, and Achieving Reductions
The Global Methane Pledge is catalyzing methane action across the energy, waste, food and agriculture sectors. This Ministerial will review progress on country implementation, resource mobilization, and execution of projects across the world to reduce methane in line with the goals of the pledge

Speakers: John Kerry US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate Change, Frans Timmermans, Executive VP European Commission, Inger Anderson, Executive Director UNEP, Maisa Rojas, Minister of Environment Chile, Ministers from Global Methane Pledge countries, civil society, the private sector, and philanthropy
04 Dec 2023
SE Room 7 (123 pax)
Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Ms. Hyesu Yoon
+49 228 8151296
Standing Committee on Finance Side Event: Presentation of flagship products for COP28/CMA5
The SCF will present its flagship products developed in 2023, including the report on doubling adaptation finance, the report on clustering types of climate finance definitions, work on Article 2.1(c) of the Paris Agreement, and the report of the SCF Forum on financing just transitions.

Speakers: SCF members and climate finance stakeholders including civil society and think tanks
04 Dec 2023
SE Room 8 (123 pax)
Bonsucro Limited
Ms. Norma Tregurtha
+44 7545 696373
Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO)
Ms. Monisha Mohandas
+60 3 22014626
Measuring and reducing GHG emissions in agricultural supply chains
Leading sustainability standards in the cotton, palm oil and sugarcane sectors will share how they are working to credibly measure and reduce Scope 3 GHG emissions. Presentations will cover new measurement approaches and tools, innovative partnerships, and farmer-focused financial incentives.

Speakers: The CEOs of leading voluntary sustainability standards organizations including Bonsucro (sustainable sugarcane), Better Cotton Initiative, Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil and ISEAL. Targeted high-level representatives from companies that operate within agricultural value chains.
04 Dec 2023
SE Room 9 (123 pax)
Mr. Lennox Gladden
+501 828 5962
Action pour le Respect et la Protection de l'Environnement (ARPE)
Mr. Marcelin ADAMOU ABOU
+237 6 99105380
Responding to Climate Change (RTCC)
Ms. Nicole Serrij
+44 44 752679723
Taiwan Research Institute (TRI)
Ms. Wan-ting Yen
+886 933 445204
Cross-level Governance and solutions for Global Net-Zero Transition
This session aims to explore how governments or entities at different levels (from international organizations to local communities) collaborate to address the interdisciplinary policy challenges in the context of the net-zero transition.

Speakers: 1. Belize Government 2. Taiwan Research Institute 3. Taiwan ICDF 4. EBRD (tentative) 5. Group on Earth Observations (tentative)
05 Dec 2023
SE Room 1 (173 pax)
Women Engage for a Common Future - International Foundation (WECF International) (WECF)
Ms. Anne Barre
+49 89 232393818
All India Women's Conference (AIWC)
Ms. Kalyani Raj
+91 11 9810053728
Federation of American Women's Clubs Overseas, Inc. (FAWCO)
Ms. Ayuska Motha
+49 179 2144209
Gender Just Climate Solutions Awards ceremony
We will celebrate and showcase outstanding locally-owned climate solutions that center gender justice to transform climate action. We want to inspire decision makers for a gender just, rights-based implementation of the Paris Agreement.

Speakers: Valeria Pelaez,WECF; Zukiswa White,WEDO, Fred Onduri,CTCN Vice-Chair; Jochen Flasbarth,German Govt; Roselinda Tuya, Kenyan Govt; Susana Muhamad-Gonzales, Colombian Govt
05 Dec 2023
SE Room 2 (173 pax)
International Fertilizer Association (IFA)
Ms. Margot Clifford Laguette
+33 7 50465258
International Rice Research Institute (IRRI)
Ms. Patricia Anne Vega
+63 917 8140613
At the Crossroads between Productivity and Mitigation: financing the Transitions of Agriculture
The agricultural sector continuously balances the goals of food security and climate mitigation. While these objectives may seem contradictory, several solutions, financial mechanisms, measurements and partnerships propose transformative paths forward, that this event will discuss.

Speakers: Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Vietnam - International Rice Research Institute - International Fertilizer Association - FinDev Canada - IFC- The World Bank Group - OCI Global - GIZ GmbH - The Gold Standard Foundation
05 Dec 2023
SE Room 5 (123 pax)
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
Mr. David Vivas
+41 79 8458741
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Ms. Cassie Flynn
Investing in the future: Transforming financing for the Paris Agreement & development goals
This event will reflect on recent discussions on transforming the financial system to meet climate goals, while demonstrating the power of investing in NDCs for sustainable development. It will explore ways to raise ambition for climate financing that build on, and inform, country experiences.

Speakers: Ms Rebeca Grynspan UNCTAD Mr Achim Steiner, UNDP Ms Mia Mottley, Barbados Ms Yasmine Fouad,Egypt Mr Ken Ofori-Atta, Ghana Ms. Madeleine Diop, LDC Ms Nirmala Sitharaman, India Ms Dilma Rousseff, Brazil Ms Laurence Tubiana, ECF
05 Dec 2023
SE Room 6 (123 pax)
Renewable Energy Policy Network (REN21)
Ms. Laura Williamson
+33 6 3060258
Asociación Civil Sustentar para el Desarrollo Sostenible (Sustentar)
Ms. Carolina Chantrill
+54 11 36692186
International Association of Public Transport (UITP)
Mr. Turner Philip
+32 477 580655
International Union of Railways (UIC)
Ms. Joo Hyun Ha
+33 6 80184400
Achieving Climate Targets in the Transport Sector: Can Renewables Pave the Way?
Transport needs to decarbonise to meet climate goals. The fastest-growing energy-consuming sector, it has the lowest renewable energy uptake worldwide. By 2030, it’s projected to feed 40% of energy-related CO2 emissions. This session explores how renewables can lead the decarbonisation of transport.

Speakers: Focused on the energy/transport nexus, multi-stakeholder speakers will discuss achieving climate targets by decarbonising transport (road, railway) with renewables: India & Australia Govts, International Railways Assoc., International Public Transport Union, POLIS (European cities network).
05 Dec 2023
SE Room 7 (123 pax)
The Lutheran World Federation (LWF)
Ms. Elena Cedillo
+41 78 9457646
All Africa Conference of Churches (AACC)
Mr. Tinashe Gumbo
+254 742 702532940
Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University (BKWSU)
Ms. Sonja Ohlsson
+45 30 230738
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA)
Ms. Christine Moffett
+1 832 4549179
From Policy to Practice:Ethical Considerations and HR Implications for L&D Funding Arrangement
The event highlights the urgent need to integrate ethical principles,HR,and intergenerational justice into funding strategies for L&D. By fostering inclusive, just and equitable funding mechanisms,we can ensure that the most vulnerable are protected and future generations inherit a sustainable world

Speakers: G77+china negotiator on Loss and damage, Youth Voice from Africa & Asia, Government representative from Small Island Developing States, Representative from the Pacific Conference of Churches.
05 Dec 2023
SE Room 8 (123 pax)
World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)
Mr. Dirk Glaesser
+34 655 347713
Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Mr. Niclas Svenningsen
+49 172 2606463
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
Mr. Jorge Laguna-Celis
Tourism United for Climate Action – Delivering on the Commitments of the Glasgow Declaration
Policy makers and private sector representatives will discuss the implementation of the Glasgow Declaration, including the integration of climate action in tourism policies, tourism in NDCs, emissions measurement and reduction, regenerative approaches and innovative financing.

Speakers: Zurab Pololikashvili, Secretary-General, UNWTO Simon Stiell, Executive Secretary, UNFCCC, tbc H.E. Abdulla Bin Touq Al Marri, UAE Minister of Economy Daniela Carneiro, Minister of Tourism of Brazil Sandiaga Uno, Minister of Tourism of Indonesia Inge Huijbrechts, Global Senior VP, Radisson
Programme [278 kb]
05 Dec 2023
SE Room 9 (123 pax)
International Dairy Federation (IDF)
Ms. Caroline Emond
+32 0 491712499
European Dairy Association (EDA)
Ms. Kinga Adamaszwili
+32 0 225495080
How animal sourced food nourish the world in times of climate change
The event explores the role of territorial animal sourced food in nutrition security and climate action in particular in the case of vulnerable populations, including women and children. Experts will share their insights on the double challenge of addressing malnutrition and climate.

Speakers: Session includes a panel with parties and observers (IDF, Dairy UK, EDA, ILRI, IICA, EDF, Gov, of INDIA, GAIN, FAO). Women will be 50% of the speakers.
05 Dec 2023
SE Room 1 (173 pax)
World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS)
Ms. Germaine UMURAZA
+250 788 691510
Association Actions Vitales Pour Le Développement Durable (AVD)
Mr. Jean Paul Brice Affana Affana
+49 49 1745741098
TakingITGlobal (TIG)
Mr. Liam O'Doherty
+1 416 9779363
World Vision International (WVI)
Ms. Christa Giesecke
+34 6230 36459
Reservoir for Change:Girl-led action,Youth in Nature-Based Solutions & Education for Climate Action
Elevating youth in climate action,the event spotlights nature-based solutions, girl-led action on climate change and #Decarbonize - a global school-based program in 70+ countries.It showcases children’s voices, youth experiences from around the world & fosters an inclusive,diverse climate dialogues

Speakers: -Rebecca Moon-TIG youth leader,TIG youth/child delegates -Luisa Neubauer-Fridays4Future, Michael Xu-AVD Coordinator for the Global South -Director in the Ministry of Social Dvlpmnt of Lesotho -WAGGGS’Advocacy Champion -An adolescent from Middle Eastern/South Africa, Tony Rinaudo
Concept note [18 kb]
05 Dec 2023
SE Room 2 (173 pax)
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR)
Mr. Animesh Kumar
+49 160 97520806
Economic Commission for Europe (ECE)
Ms. Malgorzata Cwiek
+41 22 9173865
United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)
Ms. Noemi Cascone

United Nations University - Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS)
Mr. Maxime Souvignet
Enabling climate action through data, transparency and finance
The climate emergency has picked up pace, demanding urgent and robust action. The event will focus on such key enablers to accelerate climate solutions across sectors and systems, in particular, data, transparency and accountability, triggering better finance.

Speakers: Moderator Youth representative Panel • Senior government representatives on L&D data, climate statistics & climate finance • Deputy ES of UNECE • Special Rep. of UN Secretary-General for DRR • Rector/Director of UNU-EHS • Director of UNOPS/ICAT • Financial instrument
Concept note [370 kb]
Programme [380 kb]
Flyer [3 Mb]
Report launch - Closing Disaster and Climate Data Gap [293 kb]
Report launch - Closing Disaster and Climate Data Gap [293 kb]
PPT - IMF [1 Mb]
PPT - UNECE [151 kb]
Technical resources [258 kb]
UNECE_Guidance [444 kb]
Panel 1 [157 kb]
Panel 2 [133 kb]
05 Dec 2023
SE Room 3 (123 pax)
TERI School of Advanced Studies (TERI SAS)
Ms. Shailly Kedia
+91 11 9717377876
Asia Society
Ms. Betty Wang
+1 646 7052890
Center for International Climate and Environmental Research (CICERO)
Ms. Solveig Aamodt
+47 97 501747
Just Energy Transitions and SDGs: Tools and Enablers
The event will seek to synthesize perspectives on tools and enablers to promote just energy transitions and further international cooperation. Various tools and enablers such as climate finance, green budgeting, social protection measures and minilaterals will be discussed.

Speakers: Asia Society TERI/ Act4Earth TERI SAS Stockholm Environment Institute CICERO Government of India ISA
Agenda [302 kb]
Concept Note [250 kb]
Speaker Bionotes [424 kb]
Proceedings [424 kb]
TERI ppt [1 Mb]
TSAS ppt [663 kb]
CICERO ppt [665 kb]
ASPI ppt [790 kb]
ADB ppt [1 Mb]
05 Dec 2023
SE Room 4 (123 pax)
University of Heidelberg
Mr. Maximilian Jungmann
+49 151 40417155
Sciences Po (FNSP)
Ms. Charlotte Halpern
+33 1 45498692
Low carbon & climate-resilient health care – global perspectives on solutions & practices
The WHO introduced frameworks (e.g., ATACH) for climate-resilient and low-carbon health care. Taking a holistic view, this side event will showcase how different actors in Germany, France, Switzerland, Chad and the Maldives, contribute through research & practices.

Speakers: Dr. Albrecht (GACCH); Prof. Autenrieth (UKHD); Dr. Depoux (UPC); Prof. Faiz (MNU); Dr. Halpern (Science Po); Dr. Herrmann (UKHD); Dr. Jungmann (HCE), Dr. Marrauld (EHESP); Prof. Sauerborn (UKHD); T. Schwerdtle, (UKHD); Dr. Senn (UNISANTE)
05 Dec 2023
SE Room 5 (123 pax)
Ms. Alicia Schmid
+49 174 5192652
The Gold Standard Foundation (GSF)
Mr. Hugh Salway
+33 7 45459151
Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW)
Ms. Paula Castro
+41 0 767202166
Morocco’s experience in international carbon markets: Readiness and operationalization of Article 6
The side event aims to explore experiences from Morocco's engagement in carbon markets and examine the evolution of Article 6 governance, including roadmaps and institutional infrastructure. Moreover, it will address innovative policy crediting approaches and launching of new policy methodologies

Speakers: Rachid Tahiri, MTEDD, Kingdom of Morocco Anselm Duchrow, GIZ Morocco Axel Michaelowa, Perspectives Climate Research Fenella Aouane, GGGI Anas Felhi, KliK Foundation Sigrid E. Valberg, NMCE, Government of Norway Alexandra Soezer, UNDP Hugh Salway, Gold Standard Foundation Pedro Venzon, IETA
All presentation slides [2 Mb]
05 Dec 2023
SE Room 6 (123 pax)
Mr. Joost van den Broek
+31 0 621374072
Stichting Smart Freight Centre (SFC)
Ms. Zsófia Mészáros
+39 34 9413838
Financing transport decarbonisation at scale
In the context of spurring the decarbonisation of the transport sector, this side event will present ways to scale up investments on active mobility and zero emission busses and freight vehicles and will present ways to create funding windows.

Speakers: UNEP, Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, World Bank, Calstart, US, WRI, Smart Freight Center, UNESCO.
05 Dec 2023
SE Room 7 (123 pax)
Holy See
Mr. Paolo Conversi
+39 6 69884637
Caritas Internationalis (CI)
Ms. Musamba Mubanga
+39 338 5706639
Addressing Non-Economic Loss & Damages through a shared understanding of Human Development & Ecology
Addressing Non-Economic Loss & Damages will require an in-depth understanding of critical dimensions. Through sharing experiences, the event will provide a broader framing within an integrated understanding of Integral Human Development and Ecology, which also involves education and public awareness

Speakers: Key Note: Holy See Panel Discussion: Caritas Internationalis and others
05 Dec 2023
SE Room 1 (173 pax)
Grassroots Global Justice Alliance (GGJ)
Mr. Adrien Salazar
+1 408 3483941
Climate Justice Alliance (CJA)
Mr. Esteban Arenas-Pino
+1 646 6237121
Just Transition Alliance (JTA)
Mr. José Bravo
+1 619 8386694
National Farmers Union (NFU)
Ms. Terran Giacomini
+1 905 55050171
Grassroots Feminist Perspectives on Demilitarization for Climate Justice
Across the world, military pollution and escalating wars are exacerbating violence in communities and the impacts of climate crisis. Climate justice requires demilitarization and centering feminist solutions. Hear from leaders on demilitarization and feminist visions of peace and climate justice.

Speakers: Alejandria Lyons, New Mexico No False Solutions Coalition Moñeka de Oro, Micronesia Climate Change Alliance Adrien Salazar, Grassroots Global Justice Alliance Marissa Reyes, La Via Campesina
05 Dec 2023
SE Room 2 (173 pax)
Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change Ltd. (IIGCC)
Ms. Hajira Kamran
+44 7708 388734
Ceres, Inc.
Mr. Christopher Fox
+1 617 3124774
Investor Group on Climate Change Australia / New Zealand Inc. (IGCC)
Ms. Bethany Richards
+61 61 424055602
PRI Association (PRI)
Ms. Jodi-Ann Jue Xuan Wang
+44 0 2030362609
Accelerating and Scaling Up Investor Climate Action to Achieve the Paris Agreement’s Goals
Accelerating and Scaling Up Investor Climate Action to Achieve the Paris Agreement’s Goals To achieve the Paris Agreement’s goals, investors are setting net zero targets, laying out Investor Climate Action Plans (ICAPs), and engaging with companies and governments. This event focuses on the policies and frameworks needed for investors to drive a just transition to a net zero economy.

Speakers: Speakers are to be confirmed and will be publicly announced shortly.
05 Dec 2023
SE Room 3 (123 pax)
World Federation of Engineering Organizations (WFEO)
Ms. Katie Momber
+44 7 545372554
Conservation International (CI)
Ms. Martha Zeymo
+1 908 4487358
Engineering Institute of Canada - Institut Canadien des ingenieurs (EIC-ICI)
Mr. William Rosehart
+1 403 2205005
Resilience First
Mr. George Karagiannis
+30 693 7670488
Systems thinking for holistic climate action:nature-driven engineering, policy and finance solutions
Fostering transdisciplinarity and systems thinking for inclusive, effective, nature-positive infrastructure and climate solutions in the context of the global stocktake (e.g. through nature-based and hybrid approaches, accelerating the energy transition) by mobilising youth, finance and policy.

Speakers: Micheala Chan, WFEO Young Engineers; Emily Pidgeon, Conservation Int.; Laleh Behjat, Uni. of Calgary; Sue Brown, Worley; Merkebe Demissie, Uni. of Calgary; Preeya Rampersaud, Conservation Int., Jo da Silva, Arup; Savina Carluccio, ICSI; Michelle Meaclem; WFEO Young Engineers.
05 Dec 2023
SE Room 4 (123 pax)
Global Climate and Health Alliance, a project of the Social Good Fund (GCHA)
Ms. Jessica Beagley
+44 7530 854613
Health Care Without Harm (HCWH)
Ms. Diana Picon Manyari
+1 202 8239816
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM)
Ms. Eleanor Darbey
+44 7527 875889
University College London (UCL)
Ms. Camile Oliveira
+44 0 7883064776
Accelerating a just transition for healthy people and a healthy planet
Climate change and its drivers increasingly threaten human health, exacerbating cycles of inequality and disease. A just transition which centres on the needs of people and communities is vital to improve health and reduce inequalities while protecting the environment on which we depend.

Speakers: Local community representatives, Lung Care Foundation, HCWH, CAN, GCHA, Lancet Countdown, Pathfinder Commission, WFPHA, PSR, Fossil Fuel Non Proliferation Treaty
05 Dec 2023
SE Room 5 (123 pax)
African Smart Cities Innovation Foundation (ASCIF)
Mr. David Olatunji
+234 907 5523333
African Belt and Road Development Initiative (ABRDI)
Mr. David Emmanuel
+234 904 3434393
The key to Effective Climate Adaptation in Africa
It is generally estimated that about 75% of the resources needed to combat climate change will come from the private sector. Innovative financial instruments are needed to support micro-, small- and medium-sized enterprises and larger players. Resilience bonds or de-risking instruments, and enhanced

Speakers: Mr. David Olatunji, Ms. Grace Kimaru, Ms. Christine Mhone, Mr. Chijioke James
05 Dec 2023
SE Room 6 (123 pax)
Sustainable Shipping Initiative (SSI)
Ms. Elizabeth Petit González
+44 0 7415091372
Lloyd's Register (LR)
Mr. Hayden Brian Walmsley
+44 7816 204773
Staying on Course for 1.5: Africa's Role In Accelerating Shipping’s Green Transition
A 1.5-degree pathway will be impossible without shipping’s rapid, just & equitable green transition. This event will bring together key shipping stakeholders to highlight Africa's role & credible climate action & solutions during a pivotal year, including in response to a new GHG strategy at the IMO

Speakers: 3 diverse panels across gender & representative of the Global South will amplify major actions taken by industry leaders and policymakers toward green shipping along three dimensions: achieving 2030 targets on a 1.5-aligned pathway; building a resilient maritime system; embedding a just transition
05 Dec 2023
SE Room 7 (123 pax)
Christian Aid (CA)
Ms. Mariana Paoli
+44 0 7864288457
ActionAid International Foundation
Ms. Teresa Anderson
+44 7984 932655
Cooperation Internationale pour le Développement et la Solidarité (CIDSE)
Mr. Kim Claes
+32 0 483164502
Maryknoll Sisters of Saint Dominic Inc.
Ms. Lisa Sullivan
+1 571 5876851
Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund (SCIAF)
Mr. Ben Wilson
+44 7586 352531
Loss and Damage Fund: What Next?
There is still plenty of work to be done to ensure the new Loss and Damage Fund benefits communities on the front lines of the climate crisis. Governance, hosting, access and principles issues as well as filling the fund with real finance still remain to be resolved. What should happen next?

Speakers: Chair: • Teresa Anderson, ActionAid International Speakers: • Criselle Mejillanon, Philippines • Harjeet Singh, CAN • Mariana Paoli, Christian Aid • Amb. Adao Soares Barbosa, Timor-Leste/ LDCs
05 Dec 2023
SE Room 8 (123 pax)
United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT)
Ms. Diana Carrillo Silva
+254 20 7623120
United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF)
Mr. Rafael Moser

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Mr. James Vener

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
Mr. Niklas Hagelberg

United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR)
Mr. Andrew Mcelroy

United Nations University - Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS)
Mr. Michael Zissener
UN raising ambition and delivery on the ground: multilevel climate action for local resilience
Transforming urban environments to be sustainable and resilient must put the needs of the most vulnerable at the forefront. This session discusses what it takes to accelerate local climate action, implement innovative solutions and unlock climate finance through multilevel governance.

Speakers: UN-Habitat: Maimunah Mohd Sharif and Lea Ranalder. TBC: COP28 Presidency; Mayor of Chefchaouen, Morocco; Mayor of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Ministry of Housing, France; Ministry of Public Works and Housing, Indonesia; UNEP; World Bank
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05 Dec 2023
SE Room 9 (123 pax)
International Centre for Research in Agroforestry (ICRAF)
Mr. Peter Minang
+254 727 492459
Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment (ATREE)
Ms. Anuja Malhotra
+91 97 17588160
Scaling smallholder tree-based systems for resilience and carbon removals
Tremendous potential existing for small-holder tree holdings can significantly enhance ecological and livelihood resilience, food security and nutrition, and contribute to NDC targets. This session will explore how to make this possible at scale.

Speakers: Government speakers, 2 practitioners, 2 scientists (50% women)
05 Dec 2023
SE Room 1 (173 pax)
Women's Earth and Climate Action Network (WECAN)
Ms. Wyolah Garden
+1 415 7222083
California College of the Arts (CCA)
Ms. Wyolah Garden
+1 415 7222083
Ithaca College
Ms. Wyolah Garden
+1 415 7222083
The Gaia Foundation
Ms. Wyolah Garden
+1 415 7222083
Women Implementing Climate Justice Solutions to Mitigate and Adapt to the Climate Crisis
Grassroots, Indigenous and frontline women, and representatives of global organizations, will present climate justice strategies and solutions, including forest and biodiversity protection, Indigenous rights, agro-ecology, fossil fuel phase out and divestment, and protection of women land defenders.

Speakers: Casey Camp-Horinek (Ponca/USA); Taily Terena (Terena Nation/Brazil); Helena Gualinga (Kichwa/Ecuador); Eriel Deranger (Athabasca/Canada); Sonia Guajajara (Guajajara/Brazil); Osprey Orielle Lake (USA); and other international women leaders TBA
WECAN at COP28 [436 kb]
New WECAN Policy Analysis - The Need for Real Zero not Net Zero [107 kb]
05 Dec 2023
SE Room 2 (173 pax)
Ms. Isabel Whisson
+44 7950 259387
Bangladesh Centre for Advanced Studies (BCAS)
Mr. Golam Rabbani
+880 1713 248362
Gana Unnayan Kendra (GUK)
Mr. Golam Rabbani
+880 1713 248360
International Youth and Student Movement for the United Nations (ISMUN)
Mr. Oluwole D Oshota
+1 404 4521338
Financing Locally Led Adaptation – Translating Global Ambition into Local Impact
The current system for adaptation financing is not delivering for local communities. This event will be a conversation between local organisations from the Global South and leaders from the international donor community on ways their funding can better enable and maximise impacts at the local level.

Speakers: Isabel Whisson, BRAC Renae Baptiste, COP28 Official Youth Delegate Saqib Huq, ICCCAD Subir Kumar Saha, Gana Unnayan Kendra Golam Rabbani, BRAC Sanjay Vashist, CANSA Saber H Chowdhury MP, Special Envoy, Bangladesh Peter Bentley, FCDO Zoya Siddiqui, Acumen Fund
05 Dec 2023
SE Room 3 (123 pax)
Clean Air Initiative for Asian Cities Center, Inc. (CAI - Asia Center)
Mr. Oliver Lah
+49 157 33181562
Coopération pour le Développement et l'Amélioration des Transports Urbains et Périurbains (CODATU)
Ms. Eléonore François-Jacobs
+33 4 28706010
The Transformative Power of Participatory Living Labs
This session will highlight how testing innovative solutions in urban Living Labs can be a key stepping stone, transferring these learnings into scaled-up public or private sector actions is then a vital next step towards transformative change.

Speakers: Representatives from Living Labs in Quito, Kigali and Kathmandu, UNEP, UN-Habitat, SOLUTIONSplus, SESA, ACCESS, Urban Living Lab Center
Agenda [116 kb]
05 Dec 2023
SE Room 4 (123 pax)
Stiftung Mercator Foundation
Ms. Tessa Schiefer
+49 157 58281236
University of Gothenburg (GU)
Mr. Gunnar Kohlin
+46 70 5350508
Facilitating socially just carbon pricing policies in emerging economies
The event will present examples of efforts by LMICs to consider and adopt carbon pricing policies and fossil fuel subsidy reforms; and discuss latest research on policy design options focusing on their distributional effects. Official launch of the global CPIM (Carbon Pricing Incidence Map) web tool

Speakers: Dr. Claudine Uwera (Minister of State, Finance ministry Rwanda), Ingrid-Gabriela Hoven (Managing director GIZ), Simon Black (IMF), Prof. Dr. Jan Steckel (MCC), Prof. Dr. Gunnar Köhlin (Environment for Development (EfD)), Indonesian finance ministry (tba) + civil society rep. (tba)
05 Dec 2023
SE Room 5 (123 pax)
Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Ms. Anna Liza Cinco
+63 2 86831581
Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)
Ms. Theresa Keith
+1 206 2001187
Investor Watch
Ms. Arianna Manili
+39 338 9924930
Banking for Climate: Going beyond Climate Finance
Finance plays a critical role in achieving the goal of the Paris Agreement; however, it is not sufficient. This side event will present a holistic approach in tackling climate change and its impacts to include policy, technology, nature-based solutions, and new financing mechanisms.

Speakers: Representative Ministry of Finance Private Sector Community leader/CSO/SIDS Philanthropy/Thinktank MDB
The Role of Standards in Unlocking Finance for Climate Action [638 kb]
Nature-based Finance [2 Mb]
05 Dec 2023
SE Room 6 (123 pax)
BIMCO (The Baltic And International Maritime Council) (BIMCO)
Ms. Beverley Mackenzie
+44 7967 709771
Vanderbilt University
Ms. Leah Dundon
+1 615 4280643
The vital role of shipping in reducing global GHG emissions and contributing to the circular economy
Showcase how global regulatory developments and innovations in safe and environmentally sound ship recycling can support the health and safety of workers, boost the circular economy for steel and other materials in least developed and developing countries as well as supporting global GHG reductions.

Speakers: Jennifer States, Blue Sky Maritime Coalition Panos Koutsourakis, ABS Leah Dundon,Vanderbilt University Gudrun Janssens, BIMCO Jon Alonso, IMO Susan Wingfield, Basel Secretariat Christopher Fee, Oldendorff Carriers Max Takahashi, NYK Line
Programme [1 Mb]
05 Dec 2023
SE Room 7 (123 pax)
ACT Alliance - Action by Churches Together (ACT Alliance)
Ms. Fiona Connelly
+1 647 2101238
Bread for the World (BfdW)
Ms. Sabine Minninger
+49 30 652111817
Christian Commission for Development in Bangladesh (CCDB)
Mr. Palash Sarker
+88 2 48036370
Church of Sweden
Ms. Margareta Koltai
+46 702 73149
Prakriti Resources Centre (PRC)
Mr. Raju Pandit Chhetri
+977 0 9841184488
Lessons from the ground, what future loss and damage must consider
Loss and damage financing is not just money. The funds should promote a human rights-based approach and locally-led processes. What lessons can we bring from existing development and humanitarian aid when loss and damage finance starts to flow?

Speakers: Sabine Minninger, Bread for the World Thomas Hirsch, Climate and Development Advice Raju Pandit Chhetri, Prakriti Resources Centre Foezullah Talukder, CCDB Negotiator from Sweden tbc Negotiator from Uganda, tbc
05 Dec 2023
SE Room 8 (123 pax)
Asociación Española para la Economía Energética (aeee)
Ms. Cristina Moral
+34 6 9435368
Corporación Andina de Fomento (CAF)
Ms. Daniela Yáñez
+54 11 43186411
Grupo Español para el Crecimiento Verde (GECV)
Ms. Carmen Navarro
+34 6 76513628
Climate Solutions in Ibero-America: moving towards clean energy deployment
Exploring climate solutions and successful practices from a civil society and business perspective in IberoAmerica enhancing the potential of collaboration & focusing on implementation and finance dimensions. Deployment of clean energy and climate smart infrastructure will be key to the discussion.

Speakers: Kepa Solaun(President AEEE);Alicia Montalvo(Manager Clim. Action CAF);Valerie Hickey(Global Director Env. WB);Hilen Meirovich(Clim. Advisory Serv. Lead IDB);Ursula Woodburn(Program Director CLG Eur.);Valentín Alfaya(Sust. Director Ferrovial);Gonzalo Sáenz de Miera(Clim. Change Director Iberdrola)
05 Dec 2023
SE Room 9 (123 pax)
International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO)
Ms. Miwa Tsukui
+81 45 2231110
Confederación de Nacionalidades Amazónicas del Perú (CONAP)
Mr. Oseas Barbarán Sánchez
+51 0 943941702
Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute (FFPRI)
Mr. Keiichi Takahata
+81 29 8298110
Advancing Sustainable Forest Management: Financing Mechanisms for Carbon and Biodiversity
Forests are vital carbon reservoirs, crucial for CC adaptation & mitigation. We highlight effective forest management practices and sustainable financing mechanisms for carbon and biodiversity, incl. reimagined carbon credits, ensuring ecosystem conservation and socio-economic community benefits.

Speakers: Ms Sheam Satkuru, Executive Director, ITTO; Ms Juliette Biao Koudenoukp, Director, UNFF; Prof Felix Dodds, UNC Gillings School, US; Daniel Morrell, CEO, Balance Eco Ltd; Oseas Barbarán Sánchez, President, CONAP-Peru; Kato, Sumitomo Forestry Co, Japan; Dr. Hirata, FFPRI
05 Dec 2023
SE Room 1 (173 pax)
Mr. régis meyer
+33 0 665250501
Buildings Performance Institute Europe A.S.B.L. (BPIE)
Mr. Oliver Rapf
+32 2 7893000
Global Buildings Performance Network (GBPN)
Mr. Peter Graham
+61 0 457779096
Building to Paris: near zero emission and resilient buildings for all
•Mobilization of countries and building industries to reduce operationnal and embeded emissions and increase climate resilience that buildings delivers affordable, healthy and safe living spaces. •Objectives of the first Global Forum “Buildings and Climate”+ ministerial, Paris 10-11 March 2024

Speakers: • French Government: Minister Christophe Béchu • UNEP Director Executive Ms. Inger Andersen • International Union of Architect Co-Director SDG commission Ms. Iman Gawad • FIDIC chair SD committee Ms Tracey Ryan•GBPN Director PeterGraham • Saint-Gobain VP Emmanuel Normant • BPIE Director Oliver Rapf
05 Dec 2023
SE Room 2 (173 pax)
Global Environment Facility (GEF)
Mr. Esteban Bermudez Forn
+1 202 3753850
Streamlining access to climate finance and enhancing impact
The event will showcase the efforts being made by the GEF and its partners to streamline and enhance access to finance. Country representatives and agencies will share their experiences and lessons learned and explore ways to expand and replicate positive outcomes in the future.

Speakers: Presentation by GEF Discussion panel with Country Representatives and Agencies Closing remarks by GEF CEO
05 Dec 2023
SE Room 3 (123 pax)
R20 - Regions of Climate Action (R20)
Ms. Cecilia Serin
+41 78 6491076
African Development Bank Group (AfDB)
Mr. Arona Soumare
+225 5 75753270
Financing SDGs in Africa
This session will provide an overview of the SDG investment framework, opportunities, and challenges in Africa, and will provide examples of successful financing mechanisms, including the Adaptation Benefit Mechanism (ABM) led by the AfDB and the Subnational Climate Fund.

Speakers: Gareth Philips, David Albertani, Luc Gnacadja, Monique Motty, Tim Corfield, Teddy Mugabo,
05 Dec 2023
SE Room 4 (123 pax)
Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Ms. Angela Wagner
+49 50674 4917854263
UN4NAPs -- Leveraging UN-wide support for NAP formulation and implementation
The event will showcase success stories and lessons learned of the facilitation of technical assistance through the UN4NAPs initiative. In addition, the event will encourage additional countries to submit their requests for technical assistance.

Speakers: Representatives from countries and from UN4NAPs partner organizations.
05 Dec 2023
SE Room 5 (123 pax)
University of Zurich (UZH)
Ms. Sofie Hansen
+49 176 68748362
Carbon Market Watch (CMW)
Mr. Gilles Dufrasne
+32 32 491916070
International Climate Dialogue e.V. (ICD)
Ms. Maria Isabel Rojas Rojas
+49 1766 8748362
Oeko-Institut e.V. Institute for Applied Ecology
Mr. Lambert Schneider
+49 160 5333352
Building on lessons learned: Setting a high bar for the Article 6.4 Supervisory Body’s work
The Article 6.4 Supervisory Body is tasked with developing methodological standards and reviewing existing methodologies for eligibility in the mechanism. Drawing on relevant expertise and research, the event will discuss the SB’s methodological work and the need for a rigorous review process.

Speakers: Maria AlJishi (SB member), Jonathan Crook (CMW), Mbaye Diagne (SB Vice-Chair), Juliana Kessler (Perspectives), Axel Michaelowa (UZH), Daniel Ortega-Pacheco (ICVCM), Kristin Qui (SB member), Lambert Schneider (Oeko Institut)
Agenda [116 kb]
Presentation slides [887 kb]
05 Dec 2023
SE Room 6 (123 pax)
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Ms. Tamsin Forde
+44 0 0
FIA Foundation (FIA Foundation)
Ms. Sheila Watson
+44 20 77475183
International Council on Clean Transportation Inc. (ICCT)
Mr. Dan Rutherford
+1 650 3363536
Accelerating the ZEV Revolution: Moving towards an emission-free future through global collaboration
High level event on Zero Emission Vehicles to announce and celebrate ambitious phase out targets on road transport aligned with the Paris Agreement and how the sector can transition to meet 1.5 goals.We wish to partner with the International Council of Clean Transportation (ICCT) as the observer org

Speakers: United States, Chile, Canada, Colombia, Mexico, Kenya, India, UNEP, World Bank, World Business Council for Sustainable Development
05 Dec 2023
SE Room 7 (123 pax)
Congregation of Our Lady of Mount Carmel (Carmelite NGO)
Mr. Eduardo Agosta Scarel
+34 611 659254
Boston College
Ms. Julia DeVoy
+1 617 9132213
Catholic Relief Services - United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (CRS)
Ms. Gina Castillo
+1 857 2225703
Jeunesse Étudiante Catholique Internationale (IYCS-JECI)
Mr. Innocent Odongo
+33 6 61684821
Laudato Si' Movement (LSM)
Ms. Caroline Kiiru
+254 20 2547233635
Society of Catholic Medical Missionaries (SCMM)
Ms. Mary Jane Caspillo
+1 215 9009040
UNANIMA International (UI)
Ms. Jean Quinn
+1 929 2592105
VIVAT International (VIVAT)
Ms. Maria Lourdes Santos
+1 929 6312798
The Global Catholic Letter on Climate Change to the COP 28 Presidency
Social Catholic Teaching (SCT) calls us to “accelerate the just energy transition” in the key of Integral Ecology, changing international policies. Under Pope Francis’ leadership and previous global grassroots manifestos, the resulting manifesto will be addressed to the COP 28 Presidency.

Speakers: Ar.bp. Peter Chong, Lorna Gold, Simson Mwale, Liana Almony, Roy Ibrahim, Tzeporah Berman, Jean Quinn, Lindlyn Moma, Bp. Lizardo Estrada"
COP28 LSM Advocacy, Supp Mat 1 [1 Mb]
UNANIMA Position Paper, Supp. Mat. 2 [203 kb]
Side Event Program [395 kb]
Flyer [766 kb]
Global Catholic Letter [1 Mb]
05 Dec 2023
SE Room 8 (123 pax)
Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America
Ms. Kendall Stephenson
+1 202 4948757
Confederación Española de Organizaciones Empresariales (CEOE)
Ms. Nerea Sanchez
+34 0 915663441
Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)
Mr. Pravir Deshmukh
+91 11 9717611977
International Organization of Employers (IOE)
Mr. Robert Marinkovic
+41 79 3400654
Ms. Lorena Perez
+44 207633 2388
United States Council for International Business (USCIB)
Ms. Norine Kennedy
+1 917 3990533
Business Leadership on the Global Stocktake: Catalyzing Investment while Prioritizing a Just Transit
The world has been working to address the challenges and risks presented by climate change. We expect the global stock take during this year’s convention of parties or COP 28 in the UAE to underscore that report cards for countries are likely not where they need to be.

Speakers: Diane Ferrell, Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade, Diane Ferrell Jo Tyndall, Director, Environment Directorate, OECD other private sector representatives.
05 Dec 2023
SE Room 9 (123 pax)
Ms. Jenny Chimayco Ortega
+51 1 975680760
Libélula Instituto para el Cambio Global
Ms. Maite Cigaran
+0 51 994267865
Peru and forests by 2025: strategic alliances for greater ambition?
Share ideas from LAC countries on the inclusion of NDC goals and LTS in national development planning and forest´s conservation, articulating public-private efforts, civil society and indigenous peoples.

Speakers: ● Min. of Env-Perú ● Min. of Env-Colombia ● ArticuLAC-LEDS LAC
06 Dec 2023
SE Room 1 (173 pax)
The Association for Renewable Energy and Clean Technology (REA)
Mr. George Li
+44 7497 642080
China Chamber of International Commerce (CCOIC)
Ms. Jingdi Xu
+86 10 86431022
Coastal Development Partnership (CDPBD)
Mr. Md Atiqur Rahman Tipu
+880 184 7091611
University of Plymouth
Ms. Deborah Grant
+44 7714 902241
Enable immediately actionable technology and investment to decarbonise the global energy system
Our side event will identify the immediately actionable clean-tech solutions and responsible financing to transform the current fossil fuel-based economy to a decentralised renewable energy network, reducing GHG, improving energy security, and delivering energy equality to the vulnerable communities

Speakers: Senior policymakers from both developed and developing regions. Renewable industry experts on CCUS, Grid Resilience and Smart Digital Management Innovative solution providers and green finance experts Vulnerable community representative All are subject to confirmation.
06 Dec 2023
SE Room 2 (173 pax)
Engineers without Borders UK (EWB UK)
Mr. Kirils Holstovs
+44 0 7471705500
Conseil des Communes et Régions d'Europe (CCRE / CEMR)
Ms. eva banos de guisasola
+32 495 364011
Fédération Internationale des Ingénieurs-Conseils (FIDIC)
Mr. Graham Pontin
+41 22 5680513
Youth & Practitioners: Catalysts for Behaviour Change in Science-Based Policy
Effective collaboration between engineering practitioners and policymakers on performance monitoring, verification and implementation of Paris Agreement aligned climate policy, with young professionals being a catalyst for adopting science-based approaches that reflect industry best practice

Speakers: Keynote - Dr Bertrand Piccard; Moderator - Michelle Meaclem (WFEO Young Engineer, COP28 Youth Delegate, New Zealand); Anusha Shah (ICE President); Kirils Holstovs (WFEO YE/FL WG SDG13, Co-lead); Robert Spencer (ESG Advisory Lead, AECOM; FIDIC); Christian Achtelik, Young elected official - Cologne)
Panel [1010 kb]
06 Dec 2023
SE Room 3 (123 pax)
World Nuclear Association (WNA)
Mr. Jonathan Cobb
+44 20 74511536
Canadian Nuclear Association (CNA)
Ms. Jessica Clifford
+1 613 2374262
Forum Atomique Européen (FORATOM)
Ms. Ann Jessica Johnson
+32 496 127466
Japan Atomic Industrial Forum, Inc. (JAIF)
Mr. Daniel Liu
+81 3 62569310
Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI)
Ms. Carol Berrigan
+1 202 4976935
Nuclear Industry Association (NIA)
Mr. Lincoln Hill
+44 0 7554701533
Nuclear energy's contribution to deep decarbonization of electricity and harder-to-abate sectors.
Nuclear enables deep decarbonization of electricity generation and harder-to-abate sectors, including supplying high-temperature process heat for industry, district heating and desalination. Nuclear projects can also boost economies, provide high-skill employment and contribute to a just transition.

Speakers: Speakers will include industry experts, including representatives of the UAE's nuclear energy programme, as well as other key stakeholders.
06 Dec 2023
SE Room 4 (123 pax)
Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP)
Mr. Matthew Wittenstein
+66 8000 50396
Economic Commission for Europe (ECE)
Mr. Harikrishnan Tulsidas
Responsible and inclusive management of critical energy transition minerals
Ensuring a sustainable supply of minerals for the low-carbon energy transition requires diversification, innovation, effective governance, transparency, investment, and a circular economy. A UN Working Group was formed to support a just energy transition through sustainable minerals development.

Speakers: UN Regional Economic Commissions, Others TBC
06 Dec 2023
SE Room 5 (123 pax)
Tebtebba Foundation
Ms. Helen Magata
+63 74 4447703
Climate Justice Program (ACJP)
Mr. Stephen Leonard
+62 815 29450250
Unlocking Rights-Based Climate Financing for Indigenous Peoples
This event will bring together indigenous peoples, climate finance experts and philanthropy to explore how climate finance can support land tenure security and climate actions of indigenous peoples.

Speakers: Nonette Royo- Land Tenure Facility, Grace Balawag- Tebtebba Foundation, Kimaren Ole Riamit- ILEPA
06 Dec 2023
SE Room 6 (123 pax)
Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)
Ms. Mariko Harada
+81 70 31174782
European Space Agency (ESA)
Mr. Frank Martin Seifert
+390 6 94180560
Friedrich Schiller University Jena (FSU Jena)
Mr. Martin Herold
+49 174 3286479
Remote Sensing Technology Center of Japan (RESTEC)
Mr. Masatoshi Kamei
+81 3 64356782
Satellite Observation contributing to GHG inventory, NDCs, and GST
This side event will share the results and current efforts of space-based systematic observations of forests and success cases in developing countries. The event will discuss how these efforts contribute to the national GHG inventory, the National Determined Contributions and the Global Stocktake.

Speakers: UNFCCC Secretariat, Government of the Philippines, Mozambique, Brazil, and speakers from developing countries. Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), European Space Agency (ESA) and GOFC-GOLD will also introduce the systematic observations by satellite.
0_Opening_Harada_JAXA [2 Mb]
1-1_Systematic_Observations_Seifert_ESA.pdf [3 Mb]
1-2_EO4National_Monitoring_Herold_GFZ [2 Mb]
1-3_Future_Perspective_Ochiai_JAXA [3 Mb]
2-1_Bolivia [1 Mb]
2-2_Philippines [1 Mb]
3_IPCC [2 Mb]
4_Discussion [373 kb]
06 Dec 2023
SE Room 7 (123 pax)
Green Economics Institute (GEI)
Ms. Miriam Kennet
+44 0 7990590463
Alliance for Responsible Atmospheric Policy
Mr. Kevin Fay
+1 703 8410626
Ms. Katia Mahery Rakotonirina
+261 34 9019183
Technology Education Research and Rehabilitation for Environment Policy Centre (TERRE Policy Centre)
Ms. Vinita Apte
+91 91 9822091537
Global Diverse Emerging Leadership Voices accelerating the just transition to Paris -1.5 degrees.
We are already in hot waters-Climate Clock. Global voices for gendered, diverse, inclusive, indigenous, minority policies & solutions for keeping the climate & nature within safe, just & sustainable limits.empowering Rural & Coastal Communities - sustainable Livelihoods & Climate Resilience" -

Speakers: Indigenous leaders: Merem Tahar(Chad), Bahgdad Mamtouz(Berber), Agneta Granstroem (SAMI) (Peru & Amazon)Katia Rakotonirina (Madagascar), L. Kagendo(Kenya), Dr Vinita Apte (India) Dr Shagbar (Mongolia) Dr R,Booj, (India)RH.L. Popovska former MEP(N Macedonia),N Shalltout T Sabry (Youth Egypt) UK)
06 Dec 2023
SE Room 8 (123 pax)
World Farmers' Organisation (WFO)
Ms. Valeria Di Marzo
+39 349 5395586
China Association for NGO Cooperation (CANGO)
Ms. Yajing Xin
+86 10 1355259582
CropLife International
Mr. Romano De Vivo
+41 79 7886439
Instituto Interamericano de Cooperación para la Agricultura (IICA)
Ms. Kathya Fajardo Torres
+506 8389 3668
International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)
Ms. Laura Cramer
+254 0 715687380
Office International de la Viande (IMS)
Mr. Hsin Huang
+33 6 14681936
Shan Shui Conservation Center (Shan Shui)
Ms. Huilin Sun
+86 10 62761034
A Farmer-Driven Agenda to Advance Climate Action & Food Security through Cooperation and Innovation
Farmers want to work and live in harmony with nature and tackle climate change through context-specific, science-based, and results-oriented regenerative approaches tailored to their experience and needs. Farmer-driven initiatives can inform policymaking and pave the way to sustainable food systems.

Speakers: Speakers will include representatives from farmers, governments, international organizations, academia, and the private sector.
06 Dec 2023
SE Room 9 (123 pax)
United Republic of Tanzania
Mr. Julius Moshi
+255 40406 769784053
CARE International (CI)
Ms. Marlene Achoki
+254 725 564577
Accelerating Climate Smart Innovation in Agriculture, Addressing Loss Damage and Innovative Finance
This side event will explore the solutions urgently needed to raise new and additional public finance for Loss&Damage, accelerating climate smart innovation and operationalization of the L&D Fund, with a focus on scale, community access and gender-responsive climate action.

Speakers: President of the United Republic of Tanzania (Chair); Invited Heads of State (to be confirmed); Secretary General of EAC; President of the African Development Bank (AfDB); Representative of the African Union; Invited Ministers; Private Sector; and Development Partners
06 Dec 2023
SE Room 2 (173 pax) (
Mr. Nicolas Haeringer
+33 6 50861259
Amnesty International (AI)
Ms. Ann Harrison
+44 7804 867427
Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL)
Ms. Lien Vandamme
+41 22 5967913
Conectas Human Rights
Mr. Gabriel Mantelli
+55 11 945755036
No climate justice without human rights: civic space for a fossil free future
A safe civic space and protection against undue influence by corporate actors is imperative to mobilize broad public support for a full fossil fuel phase out and a climate resilient future.

Speakers: Human rights experts, relevant UN Agencies, civil society representatives.
06 Dec 2023
SE Room 3 (123 pax)
Mr. Mohamed Zmerli
+216 98 939485
Association tunisienne des changements climatiques et du développement durable (2C2D)
+216 98 215255
Experiences sharing on finance mobilization for NDC implementation
1. progress, challenges and emerging opportunities for private sector investment in climate projects 2. best practices and lessons learned on existing PPP climates projects, collaborations and initiatives 3. existing and innovative financing opportunities

Speakers: - Ministry of Environment (Tunisia) - UNDP - Jordan - Association Climate change and sustainable development (Tunisia)
Concept note [671 kb]
communication [806 kb]
06 Dec 2023
SE Room 4 (123 pax)
Mr. Sebastian Sahla
+44 0 7734725149
International Council for Mining and Metals (ICMM)
Ms. Viviana Huerta
+56 9 98955663
Sustainable mineral supplies for the energy transition: why responsible mining matters
There is growing awareness that the transition to net-zero requires increased mineral supplies, but insufficient emphasis on the implications for local communities and other stakeholders in minerals-producing countries. This event will explore why responsible mining matters for a just transition.

Speakers: Mark Robinson, Executive Director, EITI (moderator); Hon. Maria Antonia Yulo Loyzaga, Secretary, Department of Environment and Natural Resources of the Philippines; Rohitesh Dhawan, President and CEO, ICMM; Mike Davis, CEO, Global Witness; and Rachel McEwen, Chief Sustainability Officer, SSE.
Event flyer [1 Mb]
06 Dec 2023
SE Room 5 (123 pax)
Fundación Programa Salvadoreño de Investigación sobre Desarrollo y Medio Ambiente (PRISMA)
Mr. Manuel Marti
+503 0 78507030
Fauna & Flora International (FFI)
Ms. Charlotte Fisher
+44 1223 571000
Initiatives of Change International (IofC)
Mr. Alan Channer
+44 7749 390671
Mr. Dominic T Johns
+231 777 522229
Indigenous peoples and local communities’ voices: faces of the Integrity Carbon Market
Center IPLC voices for signaling for fair, transparent revenue sharing, and effecting participation in carbon project, in which the revenue and benefits flow directly to indigenous people and communities who have the power and capacity to use the revenue for their development goals and priorities

Speakers: Levi Sucre: General Director of the AMPB Dominic T-Johns: Liberia REDD+ Technical Working Group Dr. Mary Molokwu: Country Manager, Liberia, Fauna & Flora Beto Borges: Secretariat Lead, Peoples Forest Partnership Dr. Alan Channer: Initiatives of Change International (IofC)
06 Dec 2023
SE Room 6 (123 pax)
Stanford University
Ms. Celia Price
+650 724 7609
Independent University, Bangladesh (IUB)
Mr. Md Fahad Hossain
+880 1988 306106

06 Dec 2023
SE Room 7 (123 pax)
United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA)
+1 646 2519708
Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)
Ms. Junichi FUJINO

International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)
Ms. Luis Gomez-Echeverri

Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Ms. Ann Joe
Redefining Success: A Just and Equitable Transition through greater Climate Action and SDGs Synergie
Building on the recommendations of the First Climate and SDG Synergy Report and the outcomes of the Fourth Global Climate and SDG Synergy Conference, this event presents actionable steps to accelerate progress on both agendas while upholding equity and just transitions.

Speakers: IIASA, University of Pretoria, Vice-chair IPCC Centre for Climate Change and Sustainable Energy Policy, SEI, Swaminathan research Foundation, and Others including youth and civil society reps upholding principles of gender and regional balance
Concept Note [392 kb]
Summary [230 kb]
Presentation [1 Mb]
06 Dec 2023
SE Room 8 (123 pax)
Viet Nam
Mr. Quang Huy Pham
+1 202 2556186
Southern African Confederation of Agricultural Unions (SACAU)
Mr. Ishmael Sunga
+27 12 6440808
Sustainable Food Systems Futures
Food systems are transitioning, with increased consequences on climate, natural resources and human health. This session will consider demand- and supply-side interventions, innovations, global frameworks for transformation, and more, putting forward a vision for food systems transformation.

Speakers: Dhanush Dinesh, Clim-Eat; Imelda Bacudo, COP28 Presidency; Pham Quang Huy,Vietnam; Ishmael Sunga, SACAU; Bruno Brasil, Brazil; Jo Puri, IFAD ; Salla Sulasuo, Paulig; Oliver Camp, GAIN; Beverley Postma, Grow Asia
06 Dec 2023
SE Room 1 (173 pax)
The Climate Registry (TCR)
Mr. Dan Krekelberg
+1 213 7851231
Business Council for Sustainable Energy (BCSE)
Ms. Laura Tierney
+1 202 7850507
Georgetown University
Ms. Joanna Lewis
+1 202 6877284
U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)
Ms. Elizabeth Beardsley
+1 571 9707916
Partnering on the Path to Net Zero in North America
Achieving NDCs requires subnational action across sectors while centering equity and meaningfully engaging communities. Public and private sector leaders are partnering to implement scalable solutions for CO2 reduction, resilience and health benefits in the built and natural environment.

Speakers: Liane Randolph CARB Chair, Serena McIlwain Maryland Secretary of Environment, Alex Valdez Colorado State Assembly, John Powers VP Schneider Electric, Clemence Arto Director Public Policy Autodesk, Barbara Buffaloe Mayor Columbia Missouri
06 Dec 2023
SE Room 2 (173 pax)
Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)
Mr. Raoul KOUAME
+234 818 136919
Comité permanent Inter-Etats de Lutte contre la Sécheresse dans le Sahel (CILSS)
Mr. Maguette KAIRE
+0 227 92255978
Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie (OIF/IFDD)
Mr. Issa Bado
+1 581 9897000
Youth and Paris Agreement: Challenges and opportunities for climate finance & cooperation mechanisms
All the 15 ECOWAS Member States have submitted revised NDCs for which the implementation is at different stages. Among the implementation instruments and mechanisms is the carbon market and carbon related initiatives. The Side Event will explore the actions taken by Member States in this region.

Speakers: 1. Representative of ECOWAS 2. Representative of CILSS 3. Representative of UEMOA 4. Representative of IFDD 5. Representative of a country
06 Dec 2023
SE Room 3 (123 pax)
European Nuclear Society (ENS)
Ms. Jadwiga Najder
+33 761 794074
American Nuclear Society (ANS)
Ms. Aubrey Whittington
+1 708 5798202
Sauvons Le Climat (SLC)
Mr. Stephan Savarese
+33 6 78858597
How can we meet growing energy demand whilst minimising use of raw material and natural capital?
With increased electricity demand from electrification and tackling energy poverty, the extensive use of raw materials and natural capital has become a growing issue. This event will assess low carbon energy sources against this and discuss the options available to minimise the impact on our planet.

Speakers: Experts from different regions, genders and backgrounds, with knowledge of lifecycle analysis of low carbon energy sources, and speakers actively working to minimise raw material use in the energy industry. We expect panellists from IGOs, NGOs, policy makers, civil society and private industry
06 Dec 2023
SE Room 4 (123 pax)
Harvard University
Mr. Jason Chapman
+1 617 5717726
Foundation Environment - Law Society (FURG)
Mr. Michael Mehling
+1 617 3247829
Reducing Global Methane Emissions: Imperatives, Opportunities, and Challenges
Methane-emissions abatement can, in the near term, significantly reduce the magnitude of climate change and its impacts. We will discuss current methane research and practice on technology, policy, and international cooperation, drawing in part on a major new initiative at Harvard University.

Speakers: Claire Henly, advisor, non-CO2 gases, US Presidential Envoy for Climate; Daniel Jacob, Professor of Atmospheric Chemistry, Harvard; Robert Stavins, Director, Harvard methane initiative; Helena Varkkey, PI, Initiative on Methane Emissions in Malaysia
CERAH-UM-EDF methane-Malaysia final brief [917 kb]
Harvard brief methane-trade [237 kb]
Stavins slides [429 kb]
Jacob slides [1 Mb]
Varkkey slides [1 Mb]
Henly slides [1 Mb]
06 Dec 2023
SE Room 5 (123 pax)
Ms. Greta Pallaver
+49 30 30879835
Action Group on Erosion, Technology and Concentration (ETC Group) (ETC Group)
Ms. Silvia Ribeiro
+52 55 26533330
GenderCC - Women for Climate Justice e.V. (GenderCC)
Ms. Farina Hoffmann
+49 30 21980088
Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF)
Mr. Nnimmo Bassey
+234 803 7274395
Indigenous Educational Network of Turtle Island (IENTI/IEN) (IEN)
Mr. Alberto Saldamando
+1 415 6569198
Art. 6 on the ground - Real solutions instead of dangerous distractions
Art. 6 must respect and not violate human rights, the inherent rights of Indigenous Peoples, gender justice and the environment. The event explores links and interactions between carbon markets, geoengineering, forest conservations and real solutions to achieve climate Justice.

Speakers: Silvia Ribeiro, ETC Group Eduardo Giesen, Latinamerican and Caribbean Platform for Climate Justice, DJC Hwei Mian Lim, Women and Gender constituency Nnimmo Bassey, Health of Mother Earth Foundation Panganga Pungowiyi, Indigenous Environmental Network Moderation: Tamra Gilbertson & Neth Daño
flyer [493 kb]
06 Dec 2023
SE Room 6 (123 pax)
World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
Mr. Victor Owade
+41 22 3388984
Secretariat of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD)
Ms. Joann Lee
Innovative technologies in mitigation and land restoration: Finding solutions for accelerated uptake
WIPO, UNCCD and CTCN will showcase how innovation and technology are boosting adaptation and mitigation in industry, cities, agriculture, land restoration and habitat conservation and will feature the Green Technology Book and G20 Global Land Initiative as notable examples facilitating tech adoption

Speakers: Representatives from WIPO, UNCCD, CTCN, UNIDO, FAO Brazil, Bangladesh and China
06 Dec 2023
SE Room 7 (123 pax)
Southern African Faith Communities' Environment Institute (SAFCEI)
Ms. Francesca de Gasparis
+27 78 7395272
Anglican Consultative Council (ACC)
Ms. Martha Jarvis
+44 20 73133938
Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the USA
Ms. Lynnaia Main
+1 646 3238664
World Council of Churches (WCC)
Mr. Henrik Grape
+46 73 9905505
Faiths for a just transition: bottom up and systemic approaches from affected communities
Campaigns and actions by faith, indigenous, youth, women and affected communities to promote just transitions, nature based solutions, investment in emerging markets, and treaties.

Speakers: James Bhagwan, Julia Rensburg, Tara van Ryneveld. Remove: Episcopal Nana Firman & Meryne Warah, H.E. President Wavel Ramkalawa Islamic Dev Bank/Islamic Solidarity Fund, Phoebe Chatfield
06 Dec 2023
SE Room 8 (123 pax)
Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa (AFSA)
Mr. Simon Peter Bukenya
+256 759 832922
Both ENDS Foundation (BE)
Mr. Daan Robben
+31 30 644207373
Agroecology as a Pathway for Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation
The side event aims to showcase Agroecology as a sustainable approach to food systems and adaptation to the climate crisis in Africa

Speakers: • Dr. Fred Kabango – AGN Negotiator • Hakim Baliraine- Small-scale farmer • Dr. Million Belay - AFSA • Dr. Susan Chomba- World Resources Institute • Karen Nekesa - RESCOPE • Elizabeth Gulugulu – YOUNGO
06 Dec 2023
SE Room 2 (173 pax)
Earth Child Institute (ECI)
Ms. Donna Goodman
+11 203 3769177
Ms. Inès Boughaba Jacquier
+33 6 79622010
HACEY's Health Initiative (HACEY)
Mr. Isaiah Owolabi
+234 803 696277
Children and Youth: Education, innovation, integrated approaches and investments for a Green Future
Building the Capacity of Young People to Champion and Promote Net-Zero Advocacy and Action Across low-income communities, including finding mechanisms, WASH, preserve/restore forests, ocean ecosystems, kitchen gardens to lead the way to a sustainable future for all.

Speakers: Bruno Maia, Earth Child Institute; Omobolanle Victor-Laniyan Head, Sustainability, Access Corp; Eric Hansel, Scubaverse; Rhoda Robinson, Executive Director HACEY; Isaiah Owolabi, Project Director, Zero Carbon Africa initiative; Girl delegate from Dubai
06 Dec 2023
SE Room 3 (123 pax)
Sikh Human Rights Group (SHRG)
Mr. jasdev rai
+44 7956 212343
Boticário Group Foundation for Nature Protection
Ms. Juliana Ribeiro
+55 41 999146046
Common Home of Humanity (CHH)
Mr. Paulo Magalhaes
+35 1 916454077
Giving Life Nature Volunteer (GILINAVO)
Mr. Eric Komla Amedjakou
+233 24 9468306
Diverse civilisational and philosophical approaches for adaptation and meet Paris Agreement Goals to reduce, avoid and neutralise current GHG emissions and strengthen Paris+10 Agenda to clean up accumulated Atmospheric CO2. Plural and urgent communication will make it every person’s issue.

Speakers: Baba Gurpreet Singh, Nishan e-Sikhi(india),Her Royal Highness Princess Dana Firas of Jordan UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador.Izabella Teixeira,Co-Chair IRP,UNEP,Brazil.Paulo Magalhães,Common Home of Humanity. Ms Juliana Ribeiro, Boticario group Foundation Brazil. Eric Amedjakou, GILINAVO (Ghana)
Paulo Magalhães, Common Home of Humanity. [3 Mb]
Juliana Ribeiro, Boticário Group Foundation [2 Mb]
Baba Gurpreet Singh, Nishan-E-Sikhi [137 kb]
Baba Gurpreet Singh, Nishan-E-Sikhi (with visuals) [1 Mb]
06 Dec 2023
SE Room 4 (123 pax)
International Gas Union (IGU)
Ms. Lesley Coldham
+44 20 38890148
Clean Resource Innovation Network (CRIN)
Ms. Lyndy Groom
+1 403 8072349
Multi-sector collaboration: Accelerating Action on Methane and Delivering the Global Methane Pledge
What commitment is needed from the energy sector, innovators, policymakers and financial institutions to deliver the significant methane emissions reductions needed globally by 2030? Learn how they can collaborate with Global Methane Pledge signatories to help develop and achieve net zero targets.

Speakers: Kevin Krausert,CEO & Co-Founder,Avatar Innovations (Moderator) John O’Brien,Global Lead,Climate Governance,Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Ulrike Schopp, Chief of Staff, Ipieca Santiago Martinez,Head of Sustainability & Decarbonization,Ecopetrol,Matthew Kolesar,Chief Environmental Scientist,ExxonMobil
06 Dec 2023
SE Room 5 (123 pax)
Digo Bikas Institute (DBI)
Mr. Abhishek Shrestha
+977 1 4610656
Karnali Integrated Rural Development and Research Centre (KIRDARC)
Ms. Geeta Pandey
+977 1 9841541591
LDC Watch
Mr. Praman Adhikari
+977 1 4004976
Stories&realities fromground &communitysuffering on Loss and Damage in Mountains&Lowland-Globalsouth
Loss and Climate Loss and Damage Climate Fund Loss and Damage Climate Finance

Speakers: Speakers will be representative from organizations working on ground in Loss and Damage and community leaders who are suffering economic and non-economic losses of loss and damage.
Flier- Side event- Dec 6 [984 kb]
Speaker Details [1 Mb]
Side Event Promotion [1 Mb]
06 Dec 2023
SE Room 6 (123 pax)
Integrated Carbon Observation System European Research Infrastructure Consortium (ICOS ERIC)
Mr. Emmanuel Salmon
+358 50 4288166
University of Helsinki (UH)
Ms. Silja Häme
+35 8 504489087
University of Turku (UTU)
Ms. Niina Käyhkö
+358 40 310427
Transformative climate services for decision-makers based on observational data
Observations of greenhouse gases/climate forcers are key to design climate services meeting the needs of decision-makers. The co-design of these services allows in turn to improve observational networks. Examples (incl. localized youth-driven pilots in cities) will be presented with focus on Africa.

Speakers: Rebecca Garland, Univ of Pretoria (South Africa); Werner Kutsch, ICOS ERIC; Niina Käyhkö, Univ. of Turku (Finland); Ernest Mauya, Sokoine Univ. of Agric. (Tanzania); Joyce Kimutai, Kenya Meteorological Dept (Kenya); Edward Anderson, GFDRR, World Bank; Tuukka Petäjä, Univ. of Helsinki (Finland)
Pres. WKutsch [238 kb]
Pres. NKäyhkö [1 Mb]
Pres. ZNgereja [1 Mb]
Pres. JKimutai [1 Mb]
Pres. TPetäjä [1 Mb]
Pres. CAlbergel [408 kb]
Program [752 kb]
06 Dec 2023
SE Room 7 (123 pax)
Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI)
Mr. Santosh Patnaik
+91 0 8338988556
Center for Natural Resource Studies (CNRS)
Mr. Santosh Patnaik
+91 0 8338988556
CHD Group (Center for Health and Developm)
Mr. Santosh Patnaik
+91 0 8338988556
Indian Youth Climate Network (IYCN)
Mr. Ashish Pahwa
+91 11 9599547095
Just Energy Transition in South Asia - Positioning health as a positive outcome
The fossil fuel-dependent economic growth is damaging the environment. Inclusive transitioning to RE via inter-generational collaboration is key. Integrating public health into plans ensures positive outcomes for just transition and promoting green jobs.

Speakers: Dr. Abid Suleri, SDPI (Lead); Sanjay Vashist, CANSA; Dr. Edmond Fernandes, CHD Group; Ashish, IYCN (to be confirmed).
06 Dec 2023
SE Room 8 (123 pax)
International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA)
Mr. Vinay Nangia
+212 668 853777
International Center for Living Aquatic Resources Management (WorldFish)
Ms. WorldFish Communications and Marketing
+6 0 192695319
Watershed Organisation Trust (WOTR)
Ms. Marcella DSouza
+91 20 24226211
Cultivating Resilience: Communities, Fish, and Drylands
Scientists, policymakers, and civil society from global to local level share groundbreaking approaches in dryland farming with integrated crop-aquatic food systems for a food- and nutrition-secure future and resilient dryland livelihoods for millions.

Speakers: Speakers: ICARDA - Aly Abousabaa ICARDA invited speaker WorldFish - Essam Yassin Mohammed WorldFish invited speaker WOTR – Marcella D'Souza TMG Research - Jes Weigelt t
06 Dec 2023
SE Room 9 (123 pax)
Climate Chain Coalition (CCC)
Mr. Miroslav Polzer
+43 664 4203648
International Association for the Advancement of Innovative Approaches to Global Challenges (IAAI)
Mr. Miroslav Polzer
+43 664 4203648
Joanneum Research (JR)
Mr. Andreas Tuerk
+43 8010 4331687676
Data, Digital Tools, Research, Education & Gamification for All of Society ClimateAction Empowerment
Citizens & Youth Climate Action Empowerment powered by GloCha & Climate Chain Coalition; Mass mobilization with DigitalArt4Climate, climate education & skills dev innovation, the Long Game, COP28 Digital Innovation Pavilion, resource mobilization innovation, Hack for Earth, ClimateScience, Cities

Speakers: Members of Climate Chain Coalition, IAAI GloCha, Joanneum Research, ClimateScience, UMass Lowell, EcoArts Connections, DigitalArt4Climate partners; city of Klagenfurt, regional government of Carinthia; Slovenia, youth leaders
Digital Collectibles/Cryptostamps for Citizens and Youth Climate Action Empowerment [3 Mb]
JETforCE Challenges Mapping App Presentation at COP28 DIP [2 Mb]
GloCha Solutions - DigitalArt4Climate - United Citizens Organization [3 Mb]
CCC COP28 Press Conf 30 Nov [769 kb]
06 Dec 2023
Al Hur Stage, Global Climate Action Area
University of Exeter
Ms. Alissa Haward
+44 7917 447656
Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI)
Ms. Emily Long
+1 720 6751699
University of Reading
Ms. Rosalind Cornforth
+44 118 3787392
Later Is Too Late: Tipping the Balance from Negative to Positive
We set out how to accelerate the transition to net zero based on science and economic evidence, presenting the 2023 Global Carbon Budget, trends on CO2 sources/sinks, risks of crossing 1.5 degrees and approaches to accelerate mitigation and adaptation with case studies (Africa, Middle East, Brazil)

Speakers: Robert Muthami, Africa Group of Negotiators; Jon Creyts, RMI; Katherine Stodulka, Blended Finance Taskforce, Systemiq; Nigel Topping past High Level Champion; Christiana Figueres, former Executive Secretary, UNFCCC; Global Optimism, Researchers from UK, Africa, Brazil, Middle East
06 Dec 2023
SE Room 1 (173 pax)
Winrock International (WI)
Ms. Lucia Madrid Ramirez
+1 571 4024742
DRIS/Desarrollo Rural Sustentable (DRIS)
Mr. Renato Rios
+51 1 993484484
Ejecutor de Contrato de Administración de la Reserva Comunal Amarakaeri (ECA - RCA)
Mr. Walter Quertehuari
+51 1 992716305
Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities participating as partners in REDD+
Presentation of a) the experience of Indigenous Peoples and Local Community Organizations participating as partners in the development of REDD+ certifications with the Architecture for REDD+ Transactions (ART) and b) the REDD+ Indigena Amazonico (RIA) in the Communal Reserves in the Peru Amazon

Speakers: Elcio Manchineri (COIAB) Gustavo Sanchez (Red Mocaf) Fermin Chimatani (ANECAP) Basiru Isa (REPALEAC) Barbel Henneberger (EDF) Christina Magerkurth (ART Secretariat) Pasang Dolma Sherpa (ART Board) Lucia Madrid (ART) Walter Quertehuari(Reserva Comunal Amarakaeri)
06 Dec 2023
SE Room 2 (173 pax)
Solar Impulse Foundation
Mr. Remy Kalter
+41 79 5208202
Ms. Yvette Ramos
+33 6 64366164
Opportunity over urgency: A new narrative for climate action
The availability of cleantech warrants a new narrative depicting the opportunity, renewal and fairness inherent to the ecological transition. But what do youth groups think about them - and what should we be wary of?

Speakers: Yvette Ramos (WOMENVAI), Dr. Zahra Khan (University College London), Remy Kalter (Solar Impulse), Ella Bedford (UCL), Miriam Zallocco (UCL), Clara Both (Alliance for Just Deliberation on Solar Engineering), Charlie Bevin (Climate Youth Negotiators Programme) Moderator: Nathalie Reynaud (WOMENVAI)
06 Dec 2023
SE Room 3 (123 pax)
Research Triangle Institute (RTI)
+1 919 2577226
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech)
Mr. Carol Franco
+1 971 3132583
Deploying a Programmatic Country-wide Approach to Resilience: For Belize and Beyond
For Belize, we propose a programmatic approach to climate resilience, prioritizing design and funding of projects that integrate adaptation, development and biodiversity goals. Other countries discuss how they can replicate this model to finance and implement comprehensive, cross-sectoral programs.

Speakers: Govt of Belize-Dr. Kenrick Williams, CEO, MSDCCDRM; Caribbean Community Climate Coordination Centre-Dr. Colin Young, Exec Dir; Govt of Dominican Republic; RTI International; Virginia Tech University-Dr. Carol Franco; Moderator: Ms. UnaMay Gordon
06 Dec 2023
SE Room 4 (123 pax)
University of Oxford
Ms. Heather Waller
+44 1865 285716
Simon Fraser University (SFU)
Mx. Marina Van Driel
+1 604 7614449
Victoria University Wellington (VUW)
Mr. Jonathan Boston
+64 25 275635456
World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)
Ms. Elisa Leimer
+41 77 5051587
Worldwide Universities Network (WUN)
Mr. John Bell
+1 780 5542355
What does ‘Net Zero emissions’ need to mean to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement?
To limit warming to 1.5°C, we need to reach net zero CO2 emissions before 2050. But what does net zero actually mean? Can we ‘abate’ fossil fuels to deliver on Paris goals? This event highlights research on the science of a durable net zero, with business, developing country and NGO perspectives.

Speakers: Chair: Myles Allen, 1.5°C IPCC author | Oxford Science: Kirsten Zickfeld, AR6 IPCC author | SFU Developing country: Delegation | Namibia Developed country: Chris Skidmore MP | UK Business: Dominic Waughray, Executive Vice President | WBCSD NGO: Beyond Oil and Gas Alliance / youth representative
06 Dec 2023
SE Room 5 (123 pax)
International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs (IWGIA)
Mr. Stefan Thorsell
+45 53 732842
Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact Foundation (AIPP)
Mr. Lakpa Nuri Sherpa
+66 82 3852369
Center for Support of Indigenous Peoples of the North (CSIPN)
Ms. Daria Egereva
+7 915 805682
Nepal Federation of Indigenous Nationalities (NEFIN)
Mr. Tunga Bhadra Rai
+977 1 9851069718
Organización Nacional de Mujeres Indígenas Andinas y Amazónicas del Perú (ONAMIAP)
Ms. Ketty Marcelo
+51 1 948160273
A Call from Indigenous Peoples: Weaving a Human Rights-based Approach in Loss and Damage
Loss and damage experienced by Indigenous Peoples and Indigenous Women constitutes an existential threat. The operationalisation of the Loss and Damage Finance Facility must reflect their demands – and show a new paradigm under the Global Stocktake which recognises them for their climate leadership.

Speakers: This event will facilitate a respectful and constructive dialogue between Indigenous Peoples from different socio-cultural regions and State Parties. This will involve an inclusive panel representing intersections such as gender and age. The audience will be invited to engage interactively.
06 Dec 2023
SE Room 6 (123 pax)
The Royal Society
Mr. Euan Casey
+44 20 74512513
International Science Council (ISC)
Ms. Katsia Paulavets
+33 1 642904696
Better understanding economic impacts of climate change + accelerating science-based climate action
Economic assessments often provide unreliable estimates of the economic impacts of climate change, due to a disconnect between economists and physical scientists. This event will set out key actions and research priorities to improve estimates of economic impacts to better inform decision making.

Speakers: Professor Zakri Abdul Hamid, Campaign for Nature Professor Cameron Hepburn, University of Oxford Professor Jim Skea, IPCC Chair Professor Tolullah Oni, University of Cambridge Professor Åsa Persson, SEI Professor Detlef Stammer, University of Hamburg
06 Dec 2023
SE Room 7 (123 pax)
Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI)
Ms. Zoha Shawoo
+1 713 3519355
German Institute of Development and Sustainability (IDOS)
Ms. Alexia Faus Onbargi
+49 228 94927223
Green Club
Mr. Liangyi Chang
+886 0 910218999
Designing Coherent and Equitable Climate Policies for a Just Transition
Insufficient progress has been made on climate goals and the SDGs, with inequality deepening in many countries. This event will explore how climate policies can be designed more coherently to account for existing inequalities and enable a just transition, with examples from JET-P countries.

Speakers: Katherine Browne; Åsa Persson; Zoha Shawoo; Alexia Faus Onbargi; Birgit Strube Germany; Mirjam Reiner; Innocentia Modau; Camyale Kung-Yueh Chao; Yun-Jeng Gina LEE; Hui-Ping Chen; Zuzanna Borowska; Bahareh Seyedi
06 Dec 2023
SE Room 8 (123 pax)
Mr. Xavier Matsutaro
+680 775 7753007
Mom Loves Taiwan Association
Mr. How Chang Wang
+886 2 953260269
Building climate-resilient agri-food systems in vulnerable countries with indigenous knowledge
Climate-resilient agri-food systems must be based on healthy and productive ecosystems. Indigenous people’s environmental knowledge and shelf-life extension technologies can help build resilient food systems in climate-vulnerable countries.

Speakers: 1. Palau Government 2. TaiwanICDF 3. USAID (tentative) 4. US EPA (tentative
06 Dec 2023
SE Room 9 (123 pax)
Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Ms. XiaoYin DENG
+49 0 2288151360
Your career in addressing climate change with UNFCCC and the UN system
The UNFCCC secretariat drives global climate action. Talent in various areas of climate change is invited to this event to explore impactful career opportunities within UNFCCC and the UN system. Be a force for positive change – shape the future with UN Climate Change!

Speakers: Kate McBride, Director of AS/HR/ICT Division, UNFCCC Bruno Pozzi, Deputy Director, Ecosystems Division, UNEP
08 Dec 2023
Gabon Pavilion
Ms. Geneviève Sabrina Ngambiande Bouchard
+241 241 62144976
The Nature Conservancy (TNC)
Ms. Alice Soewito
+1 607 7936177
Gabon’s leadership and the intersection of multiple innovative solutions
Gabon is the first country to commit to achieving 30% land protection, 30% sea protection and 30% freshwater protection by 2030. The agreement will be implemented under the Project Finance for Permanence (PFP) initiative, with the NGO The Nature Conservancy.

Speakers: Experts of the Gabonese Republic and Technical Team of The Nature Conservancy (TNC)
08 Dec 2023
SE Room 1 (173 pax)
Global Ecovillage Network (GEN - International)
Mr. Rob Wheeler
+33 752 81234
Integrated Sustainable Energy and Ecological Development Association (INSEDA)
Mr. Sanjiv Nathan
+91 88003 92108
Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy (NFVE)
Mr. Daniele Pagani
+39 345 4499450
Sustainable Environmental Development Watch (SusWatch)
Mr. Nobert Nyandire
+254 40100 721878329
100% Renewable & Local Solutions: Africa, South Asia & Global climate resilience & poverty reduction
Showcasing Community & Eco-Village Development: transition to 100% renewables, climate mitigation, adaptation & resilience with social co-benefits, income generation, food security, livelihoods, gender. Online Catalogues. Ex: Participatory planning & training in Africa, South Asia & around the world

Speakers: Rob Wheeler, Main UN Rep & Board, GEN; Piedad Viteri, Colegio Johannes Kepler, Quito & GEN; Daniele Pagani, Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy; Sanjiv Nathan, INSEDA India & INFORSE-SA; Anzoo Sharma, CRT Nepal; Nobert Nyandire, SusWatch Kenya; Mary Swai, TaTEDO, Tanzania, INFORSE-E
100% Renewable & Local Friday, 8 December, 2023, Time: 11:30-13:00, Room: SE room 1 [305 kb]
Introduction 100% Renewable & Local Solutions [254 kb]
Climate Resiliency in Ecovillages by Rob Wheeler, Global Ecovillkage Networ [3 Mb]
Participatory planning of ecovillage development concept in South Asia, including women - by Anzoo Sharma & Manesh Shresta, CRT Nepal. [2 Mb]
Local solutions in Nepal, Bangladesh, India, Sri Lanka; ways of promotion the local solutions. Available solutions for climate change adaptations. - by Sanjiv Nathan, INSEDA India & INFORSE-SA [3 Mb]
Local solutions in East Africa, database of local solutions. - by Mary Swai, TaTEDO, Tanzania, INFORSE-EA & Judit Szoleczky, INFORSE [1 Mb]
100% renewable energy for Kenya, Uganda including local solutions’ contributions. - by Nobert Nyandire, SusWatch Kenya [1 Mb]
Program: 100% Renewable & Local Solutions: Africa, South Asia & Local Climate Resilience and Poverty Reduction [292 kb]
Ecopoblaciones Ecuador  Colegio Johannes Kepler: A Carbon Neutral School, Teaching the SDGs & ReForestation [532 kb]
The Global Ecovillage Network at COP28 [2 Mb]
The Ecovillage Training Center at The Farm on Ecovillage Climate Resiliency [199 kb]
Panel: 100% Renewable & Local Solutions [87 kb]
Panelists 100% Renewable & Local Solutions [176 kb]
Importance of Train-the-Trainer Programs on Sustainable Solutions [3 Mb]
More Light! project - brochure [2 Mb]
LED: Train-the-trainer course [325 kb]
More Light! project - brochure (FR) [1 Mb]
Sun Generator - Brochure [2 Mb]
Sun Generator - Brochure (FR) [1 Mb]
Sun Generator instructor: train-the-trainer course [391 kb]
08 Dec 2023
SE Room 2 (173 pax)
Youth Climate Report (YCR)
Ms. Dana Ahmed
+44 7734 812191
Climate Generation
Mr. Kristen Poppleton
+1 612 2787147
Revolutionizing Ocean Education: Initiating Ocean Literacy for Youth on the Spectrum of Autism
Creating waves to accelerate accessible climate education in the MENA region and beyond: Empowering youth on the spectrum to take ocean-based action whilst fostering inclusivity in policy-making processes for a sustainable blue future.

Speakers: Ms. Dana Ahmed, Mr. Mark Terry, Mr. Mohammad Fteiha, Mr. Philo Gereis, Mr. Obeid Al Hameli - Experts in educational accessibility, MENA youth on the autism spectrum, Youth experts in Oceans.
08 Dec 2023
SE Room 4 (123 pax)
Research Centre for Sustainable Development (RCSD)
Ms. Xiang Yu
+86 10 65265958
Institute for Environment and Sustainable Development (IESD)
Ms. Hongxia Duan
+86 951 1381022991
Systematical solutions in delivering 1.5C target from developing countries
This session will explore the carbon neutrality transition pathways, including natural based solutions, as well as the associated socioeconomic consequences in developing countries. The critical importance of ramping up mitigation efforts in key units needs to emphasised.

Speakers: Jiahua Pan, Professor at Chinese Academy of Social Science Scott Vaughan, Senior Fellow at International Institute for Sustainable Development Dabo Guan, Professor at Tsinghua University
08 Dec 2023
SE Room 5 (123 pax)
Wageningen University (WUR)
Mr. Max van Deursen
+31 0 628263105
Finnish Institute of International Affairs (FIIA)
Mr. Antto Vihma
+358 50 3724568
Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB)
Mr. Romain Weikmans
+32 476 449791
University of Eastern Finland (UEF)
Mr. Harro van Asselt
+358 50 3496934
Benefits and burdens: Developing country experiences with participation in transparency arrangements
In the past decade, developing countries have submitted over 400 reports to the UNFCCC. Has this provided meaningful information to further climate action? Or, is it a complex tick-box exercise? This event explores the benefits and burdens of country engagement in transparency arrangements.

Speakers: "Prof. Aarti Gupta (TRANSGOV, Wageningen University); Prof. Harro van Asselt (TRANSCLIM, University of Eastern Finland); Jigme (UNFCCC); Sumit Prasad (CEEW); Dr. Himangana Gupta (UNU-IAS); Sandra Motshwanedi (DFFE, South Africa) (TBC); Reitumetse Molotsoane (National Business Initiative)."
08 Dec 2023
SE Room 6 (123 pax)
Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)
Mr. Tristan Tyrrell
+1 514 2882220
Global Environment Facility (GEF)
Ms. Chizuru Aoki

Green Climate Fund (GCF)
Mr. Alisher Mamadzhanov

Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Ms. Ann Joe

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
Mr. Michael Alexander
Addressing biodiversity and climate change synergistically: Scaling up implementation for success
Effectively addressing climate change means effectively addressing biodiversity loss. The Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework provides a roadmap, but it is its implementation that will lead to success.

Speakers: Speakers will include representatives from CBD, UNFCCC, IPCC, GEF, GCF, UNEP, national governments, indigenous peoples and local communities, and youth.
08 Dec 2023
SE Room 7 (123 pax)
China Green Carbon Foundation (CGCF)
Mr. Zhang Zhiming
+86 10 84239412
The University of British Columbia (UBC)
Mr. Chunyu Pan
+1 778 5223517
Zhejiang Agriculture and Forestry University (ZAFU)
Mr. Chunyu Pan
+86 532 1766762951
Global Knowledge Exchange and New Skills of NbS about Forestry Power to Mitigate Climate Change
Integrating forests and NbS in climate mitigation strategies, emphasizing youth education and global knowledge exchange. Spotlights innovative carbon sink technologies, driving practical NbS application. Promotes dialogue among NGOs, communities, scholars, and enterprises for global collaboration.

Speakers: Yuanqing Hou, Vice Secretary General, CGCF; Guangyu Wang, Professor, UBC; Guomo Zhou, Professor, ZAFU; Selim Reza, Programme Manager, INBAR; Le Ge,Climate change and Energy Director,TNC China; Jieqing Zhang,Country Director, NRDC China Program; experts from IUCN, WILDAID,etc.
Event Agenda [294 kb]
Event Flyer CHN [1 Mb]
Event Flyer Eng [1 Mb]
08 Dec 2023
SE Room 8 (123 pax)
COBASE, Cooperativa Tecnico Scientifica di Base (ECOSOC)
Mr. stefano mannacio
+39 6 3330078
Gherush92 Committee for Human Rights (Gherush92)
Ms. Valentina Jappelli
+39 338 6787009
The Save Movement
Ms. Yael Gabay
+972 54 3265941
Universal Versatile Society (UV Society)
Ms. Cataleya (Xinyue) Han
+61 4 12635304
Vegan Cities, small farmers welfare and wellbeing, Plant Based Treaty to fight Climate Change
A strategic plan against CC. Eradication of intensive farming. Plans for regenerative agriculture and organic farming. Agro-ecological parks through local biocultural assessments. Designing settlements mimicking natural ecosystems. Achieving safety and climate neutrality in suburbs and rural areas.

Speakers: Stefano Mannacio - Cobase, Valentina Jappelli and Delfina Piu - Gherush92, Narayan Solanke and Cataleya Han - UVS, Vikrant Srivastava - Nisarg Foundation, Stella Provelengiou - Wikifarmer, Nilgün Engin - Animal Save Movement
Vegan Cities Flyer [1 Mb]
COBASE presentation [1 Mb]
GHERUSH92_presentation1 [146 kb]
GHERUS92_presentation2 [112 kb]
08 Dec 2023
SE Room 9 (123 pax)
Build Change
Ms. Monica Schroeder
+1 303 9532563
Bangladesh Environmental Lawyers Association (BELA)
Mr. Golam Rabbani
+880 1713 248362
Habitat for Humanity International
Ms. Rebecca Thoensen
+1 404 9793815
Housing and Climate Adaptation for the Most Vulnerable Populations
Aligning with the Sharm El Sheikh Adaptation Agenda goal that 1 billion people have better design, construction and access to finance to live in decent, safe homes, this event will explore the solutions from governments, multilaterals, and philanthropists to advance climate-resilient housing.

Speakers: Elizabeth Hausler, Build Change; Mayuri Ghosh, Clinton Global Initiative; Lea Ranalder, UN-Habitat; Mayor Claudia Lopez, Bogota; Yves-Laurent Sapoval, French Sustainable Development Agency
08 Dec 2023
SE Room 2 (173 pax)
SouthSouthNorth Projects Africa (SSN Africa)
Ms. Olivia Venter
+27 21 4470211
Ms. Bernadette Shalumbu
+264 61 4317700
Strategies to avoid maladaptation by putting social inclusion at the centre of climate action
CDKN and the Government of Namibia will present findings from government-, business- and community-led initiatives from Africa, Asia and Latin America to avoid maladaptation and advance the economic empowerment of women and marginalised groups in climate-resilient, low-carbon economies.

Speakers: Shehnaaz Moosa, SSN; Govt of Namibia Spokesperson; Mairi Dupar, GLOW; Srijana Bharal, Forest Action Nepal; Laure Tall, IPAR Senegal; Ayman Rabi, Palestine Hydrology Group; Sarin Tey, GrowAsia; CDKN Namibia Spokesperson
Stories of Resilience report [1 Mb]
From low-carbon consumers to climate leaders review [306 kb]
A call to action for gender-just, low-carbon economies [2 Mb]
08 Dec 2023
SE Room 3 (123 pax)
SDSN Association, Inc. (SDSN)
Ms. Elena Crete
+1 212 8702792
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Ms. Karen McCabe
+1 908 2394041
Student Energy
Mr. Beniamin Strzelecki
+97 50 1494641
The Institution of Engineering and Technology (The IET)
Ms. Alice Myles
+44 1438 331313
Skills Development and Technological Tipping Points for Net Zero
What are technological tipping points to accelerate the deployment of innovative technology & engineering solutions to reach net zero? What skills are needed? How do we localize them in each region? How are youth active in this process? Focus: hydrogen, CRM battery storage, digitalizations, etc.

Speakers: Jeffery Sachs, SDSN Smeid Silveira, Cornell University Jaideep Sanhu, ENGIE SA Hongpeng Lium, UNESCAP Helen Watts, Student Energy Nicole Iseppi, Bezos Earth Fund Saifur Rahman, IEEE Dr Gopichand Katragadda, IET
08 Dec 2023
SE Room 4 (123 pax)
Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Ms. Woojoo Kim
+49 221 8151602
Nationally Determined Contributions in 2025 – Shaping the next round of NDCs
Parties informed about the NDC submission cycle, its timelines, and NDC relevant guidance, on top of an overview of support organizations that showcase their preparations to support the development of the 2025 NDCs

Speakers: UNFCCC, UNDP, RCCs, country representatives
08 Dec 2023
SE Room 5 (123 pax)
Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Ms. Yali Wang
+49 228 8151171
Achievements of the CGE, upcoming activities and national insights into the preparation of BTRs
This event will highlight CGE’s 2023 achievements, upcoming events, and capacity-building needs in transparency reporting. It offers a platform for CGE, national experts, PAICC co-chair, and participants to discuss ETF transition and gather feedback on CGE's work and future support areas.

Speakers: • Mr Nabeel Munir, SBI Chair; Prof Xiang Gao, Chair of the Consultative Group of Experts (CGE); Mr Don Cooper, Director, UNFCCC secretariat; Mr Carles Miquel, Andorra; Ms Cristina Figueroa, Chile; Mr Kakha Mdivani, Georgia; Ms Toby Hedger, US; Professor Dr Christina Voigt, PAICC Co-Chair
Agenda and map [432 kb]
08 Dec 2023
SE Room 6 (123 pax)
Mr. Frederik Stapke
+49 160 95128454
Ocean Risk and Resilience Action Alliance Inc. (ORRAA)
Ms. Lindsay Getschel
+44 7869 226341
Financing ocean climate action and OECMs through innovative approaches
We will showcase innovative financial mechanisms to support locally-led, nature-based solutions like OECMs to achieve global goals on climate change and biodiversity (e.g, 30x30), like an Impact Bond or Parametric Insurance, to empower coastal communities to sustainably manage coastal ecosystems.

Speakers: Potential speakers include representatives from finance institutions like ORRAA and the Global Fund for Coral Reefs, government representatives like Indonesia, or the Philippines and NGO partners
Event Flyer: Financing ocean climate action and OECMs through innovative approaches [230 kb]
Introduction to the Small-Scale Fisheries Impact Bond [213 kb]
08 Dec 2023
SE Room 8 (123 pax)
Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung e.V. (FES)
Ms. Irène Sabarly
+49 162 8886062
Climate Action Network South-East Asia (CANSEA)
Mr. Nithiyananthan Nesadurai
+60 17 7079313
Just Urban Transitions & Shifting Labor Patterns: Transformative Visions for a Low-Carbon Future
Discuss relationship between transition to low-carbon cities, economic systems & shifting labor patterns. Debate modalities of development that are synergistic between social equity & poverty reduction, drastic reduction of emissions & decent work with key principles to be adapted to local contexts

Speakers: Dina Kisbi Program Manager,Regional Climate & Energy Project MENA FES;Asma Guitouni,Program Manager,Regional Trade Union Program FES;Nithi Nesadurai,Director and Regional Coordinator, CANSEA;León Díaz-Bone, Chief, Secretary General's Office ICLEI
08 Dec 2023
SE Room 1 (173 pax)
Global Network of Civil Society Organisations for Disaster Reduction (GNDR)
Mr. Andrew Knight
+44 0 7472047590
Nadam Foundation
Mr. Srihari Govind
+91 0 8056339031
SeaTrust Institute
Ms. Lynn Wilson
+1 360 9613363
Soka Gakkai International Office for UN Affairs
Mr. Nobuyuki Asai
+81 80 59575044
Stakeholder Forum for a Sustainable Future (SF)
Mr. Charles Nouhan
+1 201 6747088
Local anticipatory action: optimising community capacity to mitigate and adapt to climate disasters
Intergenerational locally-led anticipatory action is a key cost-effective and impactful way to mitigate and adapt to climate change. Only with local skills, abilities, and expertise at the centre of contingency planning, investment and early action can we cope with climate disasters more effectively

Speakers: Adessou Kossivi, GNDR Mami Mizutori, UNDRR Sri Hari Govind, Nadam Foundation Jamie Cummings, ReEnergize DR3 Liz Thompson, Barbados Nobuyuki Asai, SGI Hassina Razafindrakoto (SAF/FJKM) Mario Caffera, Amigos del Viento Debora Dian Utami, YAKKUM Emergency Unit
08 Dec 2023
SE Room 2 (173 pax)
Plan International (Plan)
Ms. Brigitte Rudram
+44 7787 753776
Global Marshall Plan Foundation
Ms. Helge Bork
+49 162 7401143
Green Hope Foundation (GHF)
Ms. Kehkashan Basu
+1 647 3348410
Breaking barriers: Gender transformative education as a catalyst for climate justice
Amplify gender-transformative education to advance climate & gender justice at COP28 & beyond, through youth advocacy. Gender-transformative education can equip youth with skills & knowledge to tackle the climate crisis, empowering them as leaders & challenging the systems which reinforce injustices

Speakers: Youth4EiE, She Leads, EmpoderaClima, Rise Up Movement, Transform Education youth activists Plant for the Planet Environment or education ministers Women and Gender Constituency Artivist (poet/singer) Young indigenous climate activists Climate negotiator Adaptation Fund
08 Dec 2023
SE Room 3 (123 pax)
International Council for Sustainable Energy (ICSE)
Ms. Laura Tierney
+1 202 7850507
Alliance to Save Energy (ASE)
Ms. Lesley Fore
+1 434 2427065
Corn Refiners Association, Inc. (CRA)
Ms. Jamaica Gayle
+1 763 2915538
Answering the GST, Charting the Energy Transition & Building a Circular Economy
The path to decarbonization calls on a broad portfolio of technology & efficiency solutions across the built environment & power sector. Biobased products open new avenues for climate progress. Taking a holistic systems approach that embraces equity and partnerships, will deliver long-term success.

Speakers: Executives and leaders from global clean energy, energy efficiency, utility and biomaterials sectors to be announced.
Dec. 8 Side Event on GST Energy Transition Circular Economy Presentation [3 Mb]
08 Dec 2023
SE Room 4 (123 pax)
Institute for Agricultural and Forest Management and Certification (Imaflora)
Ms. Marina Piatto Garcia
+55 19 981770957
Amazon Institute of People and the Environment (Imazon)
Ms. Brenda Brito
+55 91 991002966
Laboratory of the Climate Observatory (OC)
Ms. Isvilaine Silva
+55 24 998312023
SOS Atlantic Forest Foundation
Mr. LUIS Pinto
+55 19 999097080
Brazilian emissions: on track to COP30?
This side event will present the most recent estimates of greenhouse gas emissions in Brazil, the world’s 6th largest climate polluter and the host of COP30. The emissions and mitigation solutions are proposed by a unique civil society initiative of 94 NGOs which provides annual updates of it.

Speakers: - David Tsai: technical coordinator, Observatório do Clima - Renata Potenza: climate specialist, Imaflora - Marcio Astrini: executive secretary, Observatório do Clima - Brenda Brito: associate researcher, Imazon
08 Dec 2023
SE Room 5 (123 pax)
University of Saskatchewan
Ms. Nicola Chopin
+1 306 2626874
Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER)
Ms. Bethany Davies
+61 7 32389001
NFD Centre for Environment Education (CEE)
Ms. Sweta Purohit
+91 79 9687604091
Monitoring, evaluating and reporting (MER) of ACE: An interactive workshop
MER can help advance ACE implementation through deepening understandings of quality ACE and through benchmarking, target setting, and progress tracking. This non-technical workshop is open to all. Participants will build skills to further MER of quality ACE policies and practices in their contexts.

Speakers: MECCE Project: M. McKenzie (UMelbourne) and N. Chopin (USask); K. Sarabhai (CEE); M. Antoninis (GEM Report); D. Schaffer (FEE); E. Guilyardi (OCE); W. Jung Byun (UNESCO); and ACE Focal Points J. Huntley (Australia), P. Leong (Canada), R. Ianna (Italy), and J. Arriagada (Chile).
08 Dec 2023
SE Room 6 (123 pax)
Michael Succow Foundation for the Protection of Nature (MSF)
Mr. Jan Peters
+49 3834 8354217
German Federal Environmental Foundation (DBU)
Mr. Markus Große Ophoff
+49 541 9633901
Wetlands International
Ms. Tabitha Muriuki
+31 6 86200636
'Towards a global stocktake for peatlands: status & scaling up potential'
The state-of-the-art knowledge on world’s peatlands will be presented to assess progress towards current and future targets to meet the goals of Paris Agreement incl. analysis of their role in NDCs. Innovative approaches, policy and funding initiatives to scale up climate action will be showcased.

Speakers: "Uganda (male), Indonesia (male), Peru (female), UNEP (male), FAO (male), Michael Succow Foundation / Greifswald Mire Centre (female), German Federal Environmental Foundation (male), Wetlands International (female)"
08 Dec 2023
SE Room 7 (123 pax)
Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD)
Ms. Solène Manouvrier
+33 0 783574785
Centre de Coopération Internationale en Recherche Agronomique pour le Développement (CIRAD)
Mr. Vincent BLANFORT
+33 6 52863718
National Council for Climate Change, Sustainable Development and Public Leadership (NCCSD)
Mr. Kirit Shelat
+91 990 4404393
Healthier soils : a game changer to meet food and climate goals within planetary boundaries
Healthier soils are paramount to healthy ecosystems. They allow for better productivity, improved food quality and higher carbon sequestration. Multistakeholders will share their vision on pathways for healthier soils to meet food and climate goals, in diverse socio-economic contexts.

Speakers: Scientists: Prof T. Razafimbelo (University of Antananarivo, Madagascar), Dr J. Tondoh (World Agroforestry, Côte d’Ivoire), Nabil Ben Kathra (Observatoire du Sahara et du Sahel) International coalitions: 4P1000, CA4SH International NGO : WWF-France Negotiators from Africa, European Union & MENA
Natural Farming-Soil fertility [1 Mb]
08 Dec 2023
SE Room 8 (123 pax)
University of Southern Denmark (SDU)
Mr. Nicola Tollin
+45 23 439469
Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC)
Mr. Senaka Basnayake
+66 2 2980682
Iuav University of Venice (Iuav)
Mr. Vittore Negretto
+39 41 2571883
Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies (SSSA)
Mr. Marco Frey
+3 50 883111
University of Bristol (UoB)
Mr. Colin Nolden
+44 7964 188697
Raising the ambition of climate actions at urban level: recommendations for policymakers
The panel focuses on how to raise the ambition of national climate policies by the inclusion of cities and local climate action. The latest research development and cross-sectorial policy recommendations, for integrating cities in national climate policies, will be presented.

Speakers: P. Gragnani Sant’Anna School N. Tollin SDU.Resilience M. Frey UN Global Compact Italy C. Nolden University of Bristol F. Musco University IUAV of Venice S. Basnayake ADPC Other speakers from OECD, GGGI, ICLEI and UN-Habitat together with representatives of national and local governments.
Raising the ambition of climate actions at urban level: recommendations for policymakers. [1 Mb]
08 Dec 2023
SE Room 9 (123 pax)
The American Institute of Architects (AIA)
Mr. Derek Washam
+1 202 9240137
American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, Inc. (ASHRAE)
Ms. Joslyn Ratcliff
+1 678 5391172
Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA)
Ms. Sara Bray
+61 402 465349
IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute Ltd. (IVL)
Mr. Nasser Ayoub
+20 2 1271640175
Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)
Ms. Phoebe MacDonald
+44 20 73075353
Design Thinking, Global Standards, & Integrative Solutions for a Net Zero Built Environment
The built environment creates 37% of energy related GHG emissions. Design thinking can offer integrated solutions for equitable & resilient zero-carbon communities. Consensus-based standards are needed for design, operations, & accountability across a building’s lifecycle to decarbonize the sector.

Speakers: Diverse, multidisciplinary leaders from the built environment sector and other industries from across the world will discuss how we can embed, replicate and scale up design solutions and consensus based global standards.
08 Dec 2023
SE Room 1 (173 pax)
Igarapé Institute
Ms. Giovanna Marques Kuele
+1 646 7990695
Arapyaú Institute
Ms. Renata Piazzon
+55 11 30741144
Sustainable Amazonas Foundation (FAS)
Ms. Giovana Figueiredo
+55 92 986429786
Partnerships for COP30 and beyond: building a legacy for the Amazon region
In the leadup to COP30, the event will discuss multi-stakeholder partnerships to foment economic models that are compatible with the standing forest and will address the challenges to governance and the rule of law that currently enable deforestation and environmental crime to thrive in the Amazon.

Speakers: - Ilona Szabó, Igarapé Institute - Renata Piazzon, Brazilian Coalition for Climate, Forests and Agriculture - Lívia Pagotto, A Concertation for the Amazon - Samela Sateré-Mawé, Brazil's Indigenous People Articulation and Arapyaú Institute
08 Dec 2023
SE Room 3 (123 pax)
Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit Ltd (ECIU)
Mr. Gareth Redmond-King
+44 7971 9558
London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)
Ms. Alina Averchenkova
+44 7799 657954
University of North Carolina (UNC)
Ms. Angel Hsu
+1 864 3543499
Ratcheting integrity of net zero commitments to unlock ambition loops and regain climate momentum.
National net zero targets and climate litigation have strengthened markedly in recent years, and UNFCCC’s new Recognition and Accountability Framework & implementation plan should drive further transparency. This event will discuss critical opportunities to unlock ambition loops and regain momentum.

Speakers: Richard Black, Sr Assoc, ECIU Dr Angel Hsu, Asst Prof, UNC Dr Takeshi Kuramochi, Researcher, NewClimate Institute Alina Averchenkova, Grantham Research Institute, LSE Todd Edwards, Tracking & Recognition, UNFCCC Sharon Ikeazor, Minister of State Environment, Nigeria
Governance pathways to credible implementation of net zero targets (LSE report October 2023) [1 Mb]
Net Zero Stocktake 2023 [2 Mb]
08 Dec 2023
SE Room 4 (123 pax)
King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC)
Ms. Aljawhara AlQuayid
+966 11 2903031
Institute of Energy Economics, Japan (IEEJ)
Mr. Takahiko Tagami
+81 3 55470231
Bridging the gap in ESG financing of critical technologies for the hard-to-abate sectors
Decarbonizing carbon-intensive sectors is vital for achieving carbon neutrality. This session will focus on the role of the ESG finance and necessary policy and business strategies for scaling up the deployment of critical technologies in hard-to-abate sectors particularly in developing countries

Speakers: Speakers from KAPSARC, IEEJ, and TERI (TBC) as well as from other institutions such as METI, IsDB, and GCCSI. Scene setting:1) IEEJ: Energy Outlook 2024: Negative emission technologies,2) TERI: Critical technologies (e.g., hydrogen),3) KAPSARC: ESG disclosures and issues for carbon intensive sectors
08 Dec 2023
SE Room 5 (123 pax)
DanChurchAid (DCA and FKN)
Mr. Mattias Söderberg
+45 29 700609
Ms. Anne Debrabandere
+1 514 8824126
Making headway for adaptation
The Adaptation gap report stress the need for a bigger focus on adaptation, including scaled up adaptation finance, but where should the money come from? And how do we ensure effective adaptationon the ground? Parties, NGOs and private sector explore a way forward.

Speakers: Prof. Saleemul Huq, Director, ICCCAD, Bangladesh Birgitte Qvist-Sørensen, Secretary general, DanChurchAid NN, Ouranos NN, negotiator, Kenya (tbc) NN, negotiator, Denmark (tbc) NN, representative from Global Center on Adaptation (tbc) NN, representative from Danfoss (tbc)
08 Dec 2023
SE Room 6 (123 pax)
Global Canopy (GC)
Mr. Darren Mckenzie
+44 7789 844900
Institute Society, Population and Nature (ISPN)
Mr. Guilherme Almeida
+55 61 981307117
National Wildlife Federation (NWF)
Ms. Nathalie Walker
+1 202 4701083
Protecting nature and ending deforestation; the NDCs, the laws and the data that can drive change
The IPCC is clear. There is no path to net zero without protecting and restoring nature. Countries, companies and financial institutions must seize this chance. We’ll show how constructive NDCs, effective laws and actionable data can drive nature-positive decisions to help us meet our climate goals.

Speakers: Francisco Beduschi and Edie Juno, National Wildlife Federation Guilherme Eidt, ISPN Nicole Polsterer, FERN Jean F Timmers, WWF Andre Vasconcelos and Pei Chi Wong, Global Canopy
08 Dec 2023
SE Room 7 (123 pax)
Commonland Foundation
Ms. Victoria Gutierrez
+31 6 643404703
Association Climate-KIC (CKIC)
Mr. Daniel Zimmer
+33 0 610578411
EcoAgriculture Partners
Mr. Michael Keller
+1 202 6435605
Rainforest Alliance (RA)
Ms. Laila Yassine
+31 6 27516856
Integrated Landscape Restoration Finance: Funding to Turn Local Action Into Broad Climate Resilience
Integrated landscape finance takes a holistic view of the landscape to optimize investment. Speakers explore a new approach for ILF, how ILF leverages local action at scale through multi-stakeholder alliances for transformational change, and the implications for the EU Green Deal and Global Policy

Speakers: Representatives of the EU Commission, Landscape Initiatives, Work Bank, and the organiser organisations
08 Dec 2023
SE Room 8 (123 pax)
An Organization for Socio-Economic Development (AOSED)
Mr. Shamim Arfeen
+88 17 11840913
International Society for Ecological Economics (ISEE)
Mr. Charles Gregoire
+1 613 8637182
Refugees International
Mr. Hardin Lang
+1 202 3788995
Sustainable Population Australia Inc. (SPA)
Ms. Jane O'Sullivan
+61 7 33798090
Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA)
Ms. Morgan Delacruz
+1 857 5002004
Université Sorbonne Paris Cité (USPC)
Ms. Anneliese Depoux
+33 0 661820817
Action for forced climate displacement: A life cycle approach to intervene at source and destination
The side event will seek an opportunity to discuss associated risk of the climate-displaced people during their journey from source to destination, building resilience at origin, and initiatives to ensure necessary civic services for the already displaced people in urban settlements

Speakers: Saber Hossain Chowdhury MP, Special Envoy to the Honorable Prime Minister for climate change. Farah Kabir, Country Director, ActionAid Bangladesh, Prof. Dr. Mustafa Saroar, Khulna University of Engineering and Technology, Shamim Arfeen, Executive Director, AOSED
08 Dec 2023
SE Room 9 (123 pax)
American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA)
Ms. Katie Riddle
+1 202 8982444
Architecture 2030 Inc.
Ms. Lisa Richmond
+1 206 2450738
Nature-based Solutions & the Built Environment: Designing for Resilience, Drawdown, & Biodiversity
Nature-based infrastructure solutions support resilience, equity, public health, and biodiversity, and accelerate carbon mitigation. Designing with nature can help global communities reduce GHG emissions by 50% by 2030 and protect & conserve 30% of ecosystems by 2030.

Speakers: Presenters include thought-leading design practitioners & collaborators in landscape architecture, infrastructure, and planning, from diverse backgrounds and geographies. Presenters from ASLA, Architecture 2030, IUCN, IFLA & ASCE provide experience at multiple scales from local to international.
Speaker Bios_Nature Based Solutions and the Built Environment [208 kb]
08 Dec 2023
SE Room 1 (173 pax)
ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability (ICLEI)
Ms. Dewi Idam Sari
+49 176 87711249
Care About Climate, Inc
Ms. Julieta Marino Tartaglino
+202 993 2320
Children and Youth International (CYI)
Mr. Zihan Xuan
+44 0 7468906030
Synergizing Youth, Local, and Global Stocktake: Aligning global policy and local implementation
Youth and Local Governments have demonstrated their commitment, leadership, and action by conducting “Stocktake” with their communities. This session will showcase the importance of inclusive and multilevel action, its outcome can further inform the approach/basis of the 2nd generation of NDCs

Speakers: Local and regional governments from LGMA, YOUNGO, Care About Climate, UNFCCC Friends of Multilevel Action, COP28 and COP30 Presidencies.
Flyer [229 kb]
Concept Note and Agenda [189 kb]
08 Dec 2023
SE Room 2 (173 pax)
International Disability Alliance (IDA)
Ms. Elham Youssefian
+1 347 3208729
McGill University
Mr. Sébastien Jodoin
+1 514 9061740
Human Rights in Domestic Climate Policies: Where We Stand and How We Should Proceed
This side-event aims to provide a snapshot of the trends, opportunities, challenges, and practices at the intersections of human rights and climate policy-making, with a particular focus on the rights of women, persons with disabilities, and Indigenous Peoples.

Speakers: Human rights and climate change experts, as well as national climate advocates tbc
Concept note [80 kb]
Flyer [250 kb]
08 Dec 2023
SE Room 3 (123 pax)
ParisTech (ParisTech)
Ms. Nadia Maizi
+33 0 674539235
Centre International de Recherche sur l'Environnement et le Développement (CIRED)
Mr. Christophe Cassen
+33 6 86539152
Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Paris (Mines ParisTech)
Ms. Sandrine Selosse
+33 0 614147437
Global energy transition and local realities: vulnerabilities, development, mitigation, trade-offs
At time of the Global Stocktake, long-term energy pathways are examined in the light of development and financing issues (loss and damage) and of international cooperation (particularly North/South) to reach a just energy transition in line with the expected decarbonization of key sectors

Speakers: • Nadia Maïzi, Mines Paris - PSL from IPCC • Franck Lecocq, CIRED • Madeleine Diouf Sarr, Chair of the LDCs negotiating group (tbc) • Gondia Sokona Seck, IRENA (tbc)) • Mohamadou Fadel Diop, OXFAM (tbc)
COP28_ParisTech-CIRED-MINES_Side-event_Program_2023-12-08 [144 kb]
08 Dec 2023
SE Room 4 (123 pax)
Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Ms. Woojoo Kim
+49 221 8151602
Long-term low emission development strategies (LT-LEDS) to drive clean energy transition
To exchange knowledge and share good practices and key features of recent LTLEDS from different regions in view of guiding the clean energy transition and promoting wider and more effective use of long-term low energy strategies for energy and climate policy-making.

Speakers: UNFCCC, IEA, IRENA, country representatives
Concept note LT-LEDS to drive clean energy transition [35 kb]
08 Dec 2023
SE Room 5 (123 pax)
Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Ms. Maia Tskhvaradze
+49 228 8151798
Fostering innovation through collaborative climate technology RD&D
This Technology Mechanism event will present the work of the TEC and CTCN on collaborative RD&D, discuss RD&D needs and how collaborative RD&D on key technologies identified in the latest IPCC findings will contribute to technology transformation required for the 1.5 C target of the Paris Agreement.

Speakers: TEC, CTCN, initiatives and partnerships on RD&D, developing country representatives, research and academia, IGOs and UN agencies
Agenda-TM Side event RDD [118 kb]
Announcement-TM Side event_RDD [3 Mb]
Presentation _ RDD survey [695 kb]
08 Dec 2023
SE Room 6 (123 pax)
Pew Charitable Trusts (PCT)
Ms. Courtney Durham
+1 202 2816521
Plateforme Océan et Climat (POC)
Ms. Loreley Picourt
+33 6 77575135
Blue Carbon Coastal Wetlands in Climate Action: Taking Stock of Nature-Based Solutions in Practice
Lessons learnt in implementing and updating countries commitments for the restoration and protection of coastal mangrove, seagrass and saltmarsh ecosystems, within national and subnational action on climate supported by global partnerships.

Speakers: Countries: Australia, Belize, Costa Rica, Kenya, Panama, Papua New Guinea and Seychelles(tbc). Speakers will also be invited from those technical, financing and research organisations that have been supporting countries ambition through partnerships like the International Partnership for Blue Carbon
Flyer [1 Mb]
08 Dec 2023
SE Room 7 (123 pax)
Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (GRSB)
Mr. Ruaraidh Petre
+64 21 2855611
Beef + Lamb New Zealand (Beef + Lamb NZ)
Mr. Nicholas Stuart William Jolly
+64 27 2793909
Canadian Cattle Association (CCA)
Mr. Mitchell Zoratti
+1 403 3390227
Global Dairy Platform, Inc (GDP)
Mr. Fabio Niespolo
+39 333 4257163
Farmer led adaptation and mitigation measures through improved Global Livestock Sustainability
The side event will focus on climate-smart livestock production, showcasing adaptation and mitigation approaches in the Americas, Europe, Africa and Oceania to increase livestock system and grassland resilience. We also discuss finance, targets and measurement of progress to improve sustainability.

Speakers: Josefina Eisele (f), Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef, Argentina Theo de Jager (m) South African Agri Initiative Farmer representative (f) Oceania Global Dairy Platform representative Farmer representative Canada Ruaraidh Petre (m) GRSB, Europe
08 Dec 2023
SE Room 8 (123 pax)
Ms. hala Mounajjed
+961 78 854212
American University of Beirut (AUB-IFI)
Mr. Nadim Farajalla
+961 3 536006
Inspiring Climate Change Adaptation from Saida City to COP28 and Beyond
The event will showcase Saida's journey towards a sustainable and resilient city. By highlighting the collaborative efforts of stakeholders, the event will foster knowledge exchange, and encourage the replication of similar approaches to address climate adaptation challenges and opportunities.

Speakers: UNEP Regional Director for West Asia, Sami Dimassi Minister of Environment of Lebanon, Nasser Yassin Federation of Municipalities of Saida – El Zahrani Hariri Foundation, Bahia Al Hariri UNEP Regional Coordinator for Science Policy Interface, Miraq Al-Jubouri CNRS Lebanon Dr. Tamara El Zein
08 Dec 2023
SE Room 9 (123 pax)
Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Ms. Sonam Lhaden Khandu
+49 0 1763564358
National Adaptation Plans: key milestones and achievements
To launch the 2023 progress in NAPs; highlight adaptation efforts of the developing countries showcased at the NAP Expos in 2023; and discuss key developments in support for adaptation

Speakers: LEG; NAP Tracking subgroup; LDCs and other Parties; GCF, GEF, AF;
09 Dec 2023
SE Room 1 (173 pax)
Home of Sibuyan Island Peoples (BSI)
Mr. Rodne Galicha
+63 927 1515908
Manila Observatory (MO)
Ms. Jameela Joy Reyes
+63 917 1580624
"The People's Museum of Climate Justice"
2023 marks the 10th anniversary of the landfall of super-typhoon Haiyan on the Philippines. It led to the loss of at least 6300 Filipinos, damaged tens of millions of pesos worth of property, and left stories and memories of tragedy that still linger on communities that experienced its wrath.

Speakers: Ms.Marinel Ubaldo,Duke University Atty.Jameela Joy Reyes,Manila Observatory Ms.Sheena Katrina Orihuela,Living Laudato Si’ Philippines Bp.Gerardo Alminaza, President, National Laudato Si’ Program Mr.Naderev M. Saño, Greenpeace Southeast Asia Mr.John Leo Algo, Aksyon Klima Pilipinas (moderator)
09 Dec 2023
SE Room 2 (173 pax)
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
Mr. Anil Mishra
+33 0 145682375
United Nations University (UNU)
Mr. Nicholas Turner

WMO/UNEP Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
Mr. Jesbin Baidya
Sciences and Emerging Technologies for Resilience Building: UNESCO’s approach for a Just Transition
The event will explore how to leverage sciences and emerging technologies to build resilience to climate change for a just transition, providing examples of how UNESCO aims to help Member States mitigate and adapt to climate change through ethics, education, and sciences.

Speakers: Director-General of UNESCO Secretary of IPCC Director of UNU-IAS Ministerial High-level Speakers Representative from Indigenous Community/Civil Society
09 Dec 2023
SE Room 3 (123 pax)
Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP)
Ms. Erin Stewart
+43 1 260263643
Practical Action
Mr. Oliver Arnold-Richards
+44 7792 300291
The Aspen Institute
Ms. Laura Simmons-Stern
+1 781 9563097
Developing markets to scale up renewable energy for climate-resilient agriculture
Taking an ecosystem and entrepreneurial approach to enabling productive use of renewable energy technologies that support regenerative agriculture and agri-food value chains can fast track the just energy transition, improve livelihoods and build resilient food systems in the global south.

Speakers: Ministerial keynote followed by a moderated panel discussion featuring experts from each of the key stakeholder groups, e.g. donor representative, productive use of renewable energy entrepreneur, private sector investor, research institution, NGO enablers, organisations including WFP and CGIAR
09 Dec 2023
SE Room 4 (123 pax)
International Maritime Organization (IMO)
Mr. Camille Bourgeon
+33 6 79695651
International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)
Mr. Roland ROesch

United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
Mr. Jan Hoffmann
+41 7 66910694
The 2023 IMO GHG Strategy: defining the global level-playing-field for shipping decarbonization
The 2023 IMO GHG Strategy defines the pathway for phasing out GHG emissions from international shipping, including intermediate milestones. This event addresses the development of IMO’s global ruleset which will ensure that the shipping industry will meet these targets while leaving no one behind.

Speakers: IMO Secretary General, Mr. Kitack Lim UNCTAD Secretary-General, Ms. Rebeca Grynspan IRENA – TBC World Bank Group – TBC Shipping industry representative Renewable energy production representative Member State perspectives
side event flyer with programme [695 kb]
09 Dec 2023
SE Room 5 (123 pax)
Catholic Youth Network for Environmental Sustainability in Africa (CYNESA)
Mr. David Munene
+254 725 910100
If Not Us Then Who? (INUTW)
Mx. If Not Us Then Who Info
+44 7854 8392
Youth Rising in Solidarity for Environmental Defenders and Safeguarding Lives, Nature and the Future
Environmental defenders unite to share their lived experiences and unwavering determination in their pursuit of protecting nature, despite facing threats and obstacles to their human rights. Using a creative and interfaith approach to storytelling bringing instances for resilience and hope.

Speakers: David N. Munene (CYNESA), Nansedalia Ramirez (Youth leader from Mesoamerica), Lucy Plummer (SGI-UK), oão Pankarau (Youth Leader from Brazil), Shantanu Mandal (Brahma Kumaris), Victor Ayertey (International Movement of Christian Students - IMCS)
09 Dec 2023
SE Room 6 (123 pax)
The British Council
Ms. Monomita Nag-Chowdhury
+44 0 7771945098
Earth Day Network (EDN)
Ms. Susan Bass
+1 202 5180044
International National Trusts Organisation (INTO)
Ms. Catherine Leonard
+44 7920 270415
National Trust
Ms. Nicola McVeigh
+0 44 7929277585
Financing,educational& cultural responses to climate change-climate literacy&adaptation for heritage
Cultural & educational responses to climate change- protecting heritage from climate threats; global collaboration; public engagement. It will include adaptation guidance ; knowledge exchange; research; needs & opportunities for financing climate literacy & green skills training

Speakers: Steve Stenning HRH Princess Dana Firas Dave Simpson Zeina al-Khshashneh Dr Maryam Ismail Dr Katherine Shingler Bryce Coon Professor Nicola Walshe Ismail Farjia Rachel Kyte Dr Omania Omrani
09 Dec 2023
SE Room 7 (123 pax)
Fashion Revolution
Ms. Liv Simpliciano
+44 0 7732565611
Organization for Sustainable Communities
Ms. Nidhi Shashidhara
+1 904 6081747
Exploring a just transition in fashion
Exploring intersecting issues of fashion waste, overconsumption and decarbonisation which must be addressed as key enabling elements for a Just Transition to Net Zero through a policy dialogue from different fashion industry stakeholder perspectives to co-create informed success pathways.

Speakers: Liv Simpliciano, Delphine Williot Trina Mallik, George Harding-Rolls, Ruth MacGilp Rachel Kitchin, Kim Van der Weerd, Saqib Shahzad, Sweeny Binsari
09 Dec 2023
SE Room 8 (123 pax)
Grace Richardson Fund (GRF)
Ms. Elizabeth Halliday
+1 347 4505042
Consumer Unity and Trust Society (CUTS)
Mr. Pradeep Singh Mehta
+91 141 9829013131
Free Market Climate Policy: Innovation & Investment Acceleration via Reduced Tax & Trade Barriers
Roundtable briefing(s) centered on new UNFCCC submissions that address climate mitigation, adaptation, finance (non-market instr.), and Article 6.8. Speakers to include prominent politicians, ministers, diplomats, UNFCCC negotiators, youth representatives, plus business and thought leaders.

Speakers: Lord Daniel Hannan (UK), Heather Reams, Henrique Schneider (UN Negotiator), Laura Dominic Johnson, Mariannette Miller-Meeks (US Congress), Shanker Singham, Chris Barnard, Farid Mohamed (Senator, Egypt), Lisa Jacobson, Elizabeth Halliday, Rod Richardson, Vera Kichanova, Barbara Kolm, Drew Bond
Climate & Freedom Roundtable Slides [1 Mb]
Event Summary and Final Speaker List [616 kb]
09 Dec 2023
SE Room 9 (123 pax)
Fairtrade Labelling Organizations International e.V. (FLO e.V.)
Mr. Juan Pablo Solis
+49 157 39385514
Agricord vzw
Mr. Gabriela Quiroga
+32 471 774892
The National Farmers Union (NFU)
Ms. ceris jones
+44 7790 137039
A farmer-centric approach to market creation and standard setting for carbon and nature
How can top-down dynamics of markets and sustainability standards be challenged to voice farmers’ priorities? This event will consider alternative paradigms to promote inclusive, equitable and practical action on climate mitigation and biodiversity protection at the farm level and for food security.

Speakers: Speakers will include: - worldwide farmer leaders from the Fairtrade, AgriCord and WFO networks, - market/certification experts including a government representative (for example to talk about article 6.4) -NGOs
09 Dec 2023
SE Room 1 (173 pax)
Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Ms. Seraphine Muragijemariya
+49 228 8151387
The 10-year anniversary of the Warsaw Framework for REDD+
This side event will provide an overview of REDD+ development over the past decade, as well as information about reporting under the Paris Agreement. The Parties invited will also share their success stories of REDD+ implementation to provide insights to raise REDD+ ambition in the coming decade.

Speakers: Speakers include government officials from developing countries that could successfully complete the TA process under the UNFCCC (TBD). Representatives from the UNFCCC secretariat and organizations relevant to REDD+ will also share their experience (TBD).
Concept note and agenda [313 kb]
Presentation on the status of REDD+ [2 Mb]
Presentation by Suriname [116 kb]
Presentation by Togo [919 kb]
09 Dec 2023
SE Room 2 (173 pax)
International Labour Organization (ILO)
Mr. Moustapha Kamal Gueye
+41 79 5931328
Economic Commission for Africa (ECA)
Mr. Charles Muraya

International Labour Organization (ILO)
Mr. Moustapha Kamal Gueye
+41 79 5931328
United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women)
Ms. Jemimah Njuki

United Nations University (UNU)
Ms. Qondisile Amanorki Moyo
The pathways and lessons learned leading to a Just Transition Work Programme
For decades, countries, cities, and companies have developed and tested just transition initiatives across the world. This session will take stock of international experience, progress and challenges to inform the development of a just transition work programme under UNFCCC and national policies.

Speakers: Mr Gilbert Houngbo, Director-General, ILO Ms Sima Sami, Executive Director, UN Women Ms Zakia Khattabi, Minister of climate, Belgium Ms Fatima Denton, Director, UNU-INRA Mr Antonio M.A. Pedro, Executive-Secretary, UNECA Youth representatives and social partners
09 Dec 2023
SE Room 4 (123 pax)
United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF)
Mr. Rafael Moser
+66 0 926386431
The Joint Sustainable Development Goals Fund (Joint SDG Fund)
Ms. Elizabeth Paturzo
+1 773 2133602
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR)
Mr. Animesh Kumar

United Nations University (UNU)
Ms. Sinja Buri
Minimizing and addressing L&D with locally led adaptation and risk-transfer financing solutions
The session will explore and showcase how innovative country-based delivery mechanisms and financing solutions for locally-led adaptation action, combined with evidence-based risk transfer digital financing instruments, can be used to minimize and address L&D in the most climate-vulnerable countries

Speakers: • Keynote speech by Minister from country highly affected by extreme weather events • Ministers from LDCs and SIDS to share experience on existing solutions and their implementation & impact • HL representatives from partner country and the UN/Fund on support to scaling up L&D solutions
Speakers [217 kb]
09 Dec 2023
SE Room 5 (123 pax)
Emory University
Ms. Eri Saikawa
+1 404 7270487
Plant for the Planet Foundation (Plant for the Planet)
Ms. Jule Schnakenberg
+31 647 706167
Sudanese Environment Conservation Society (SECS)
Ms. Eilaf Bashir
+249 249 913442132
University of Melbourne
Mx. Kathryn Coleman
+61 403 812807
Youth Voices for Climate Action
We will highlight youth working in different ways to mitigate and adapt to climate change. Our panel will include youth working on climate research, art, storytelling, and other means to push for change. The panelists will be diverse, including voices from different sectors and parts of the world.

Speakers: students and youth activists from different countries
09 Dec 2023
SE Room 6 (123 pax)
The Federation for Associations Connected to the International Humana People to People Movement (FAIHPP)
Mr. David Kerkhofs
+34 0 676240327
Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE)
Ms. Kristina Madsen
+45 61 248087
Catalysing Skills Potential for a Green Economy in Africa and the Global South
This multi-stakeholder session will explore the role of vocational education and skills in climate action, particularly in Africa and the Global South. The event will include case studies from the tourism sector which will serve as practical examples.

Speakers: Mohammed Belhocine, AU Commissioner; Gunther Beger, Managing Director, UNIDO; Government of Zimbabwe; Government of Namibia; Dirk Glaesser, Director, UNWTO; Marie Hoffmann, GIZ; WESSA South Africa; Sustainable Hospitality Alliance; Daniel Schaffer, CEO, FEE; Ruth Makumbe, Program Director, HPP
09 Dec 2023
SE Room 7 (123 pax)
European Union
Ms. Judit Carreras Garcia
+32 0 4920899857
European Youth Forum (YFJ)
Mr. Jan Mayrhofer
+32 0 484877623
Beyond Growth: Sufficiency for a sustainable and equitable future
Overconsumption must be addressed for the preservation of people and the planet. Sufficiency is vital to tackle climate change and inequitable resource use. The event focuses on implications in governance, social justice and culture to foster sustainable and equitable policies for human well-being.

Speakers: Daniele Taurino, Board member YFJ Oliver Röpke, EESC President Sandrine Dixson-Declève, Co-President, Club of Rome Heitor Dellasta, Global Youth Biodiversity Network DG ENV, European Commission Reema Nanavaty, Director of SEWA Sven Harmeling, CAN Europe Sophia Wiegand, Vice-President GCE
09 Dec 2023
SE Room 1 (173 pax)
United Nations Integrated Strategy for the Sahel (UNISS)
+221 77 4947966
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
Mr. Fadiga Mohamed

Secretariat of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD)
Ms. Birguy Lamizana

United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF)
Mr. Issam Chariag

United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)
Mr. Joachim Peeters

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Mr. Thomas Pitaud

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
Ms. Maha Sall

World Food Programme (WFP)
Mr. Petra Bonometti
Water to accelerate climate resilience for sustainable peace and development in the Sahel region
The Sahel is characterized by harsh climate conditions with strong climatic variability. These conditions alter water quality/availability as obstacles to food security and development. UNISS focuses on water as an accelerator for development, peace, and security through climate adaptation.

Speakers: ASG,Ms. Ahunna Eziakonwa-Onochie DSRG Ms. Giovanie Biha Representative from the Ministry of Environment Representative from Italian Government USG, Mr. Adboulaye Mar Dieye ECOWAS Representative CILSS Representative Academics Representative Civil society Private sector Youth
Communique final [432 kb]
Deep dive on water [149 kb]
No paper on water [149 kb]
Communique final deep dive on water [418 kb]
09 Dec 2023
SE Room 2 (173 pax)
Commonwealth Secretariat (COMSEC)
Ms. Uzoamaka Nwamarah
+44 74 80133166
Ms. Talei Cavu
+679 679 9447887
Mr. Ephraim mwepya Shitima
+260 1 9977893961
Empowering Youth Climate Leadership: Access to Climate Finance, Capacity Building and Technology
Integration of youth leadership in climate action is essential towards achieving targets of national climate plans. This side event will establish a clear understanding of the role young people play as enablers and solution providers while advocating for increase in access to means of implementation

Speakers: Youth representatives from the Commonwealth Youth Climate Network, Fiji, YOUNGO; High-level officials including Secretary General of the Commonwealth, Head of State and Ministers from Fiji, Zambia and technical experts from the Commonwealth Secretariat, UNICEF and private sector with gender balance
09 Dec 2023
SE Room 3 (123 pax)
Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance (EAA)
Mr. Dinesh Suna
+41 22 7916205
Center for Food Safety (CFS)
Ms. Debbie Barker
+1 415 8671765
International Association of Students in Agricultural and Related Sciences (IAAS)
Ms. Aya Mounir
+32 472 134840
Local Environment Development and Agricultural Research Society (LEDARS)
Mr. Mohon Kumar Mondal
+880 1713 462821
Faith communities & resilient frontliners responding to the nexus of food-water-climate change
Climate change cannot be addressed in isolation. The nexus between food, sustainable agriculture, water and climate change is evident. Faith communities as well as frontline communities, youth and children have shown resilience and nature based solutions.

Speakers: 1. Prof. Pedro Arrojo-Agudo, UN Special Rapporteur, Water 2. Rev. Dr Kenneth Mtata, WCC 3. Ms. Faith Sebwa, 12, hearing impaired 4. Mr. Mohon Kumar Mondal, LEDARS 5. Prem Prakash Budhathoki, IAAS 6. Marie-Laure NOBS, LIFE Moderator : Dinesh Suna, WCC Ecumenical Water Network
Final Programme [21 kb]
flyer [250 kb]
09 Dec 2023
SE Room 4 (123 pax)
Solar Cookers International (SCI)
Mr. Alan Bigelow
+1 916 4554499
Global Warming Mitigation Project (GWMP)
Ms. Sarah Pooler
+1 810 8141800
International Association of Schools of Social Work (IASSW)
Ms. Lena Dominelli
+44 1784 66422
Climate solutions, climate action and solar cookers: implementing cross-cutting solutions
SCI, GWMP, and IASSW promote climate mitigation actions, national commitments, innovative climate projects and programs, public awareness and education through inclusive and cross-cutting strategies and community interventions to reduce, remove, or replace greenhouse gases.

Speakers: Caitlyn Hughes, ED, SCI; Alan Bigelow, Ph.D., Program and Science Director, SCI; Jacquelyn Francis, ED, GWMP; Prof Manish Jha, TATA Institute of Social Sciences, India; Prof Jenny Boddy, Queensland University, Australia; Member of the Scottish Youth Parliament
09 Dec 2023
SE Room 5 (123 pax)
Mr. JP Amaral
+55 11 977887955
Child Rights International Network (CRIN) (CRIN)
+33 6 70931634
University of Strathclyde
Ms. Senia Febrica
+44 0 7511177188
"General Comment 26: how can it be a game-changer for COP Decisions & child rights"
The General Comment 26 of the UNCRC on children’s rights and the environment with a focus on climate change can help to ensure that all climate decisions safeguard the rights of the most vulnerable, particularly children, and cooperate with language on policy coherence at COP decisions.

Speakers: CERI - Joni Pegran; CRIN climate advisor; Alana - JP Amaral; Save the Children; One Ocean Hub - Dr Mitchell Lennan
09 Dec 2023
SE Room 6 (123 pax)
Colorado State University
Mr. Hussam Mahmoud
+1 970 4916605
Institute for European Environmental Policy (IEEP)
Ms. Elisa Decourcelle
+32 32 3227387487
The Role of Academies in Climate Policy Advice.
This session explores the role played by young and senior scientific academies in providing advice to meet climate goals &solutions. Five to eight academies will share their work and experience. The discussion will include benefits of engaging young academies to address global climate challenges.

Speakers: Hussam Mahmoud (Chair, U.S. National Academies New Voices), Ourania Kosti (InterAcademy Partnership), Beate Wagner (Global Young Academy), McGrath Peter (the InterAcademy Partnership)
09 Dec 2023
SE Room 7 (123 pax)
International Network for Sustainable Energy (INFORSE)
Ms. Judit Szoleczky
+45 42 300192
Association négaWatt
Mr. Yves Marignac
+33 6 7719241
Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research (FhG ISI)
Ms. Elisabeth Dütschke
+49 721 6809159
SustainableEnergy (SE)
Mr. Gunnar Boye Olesen
+45 24 269933
Sustainable lifestyles, Sufficiency supporting just climate action, stronger NDCs
Sustainable lifestyles, sufficiency, can help reducing emissions in high-emission countries with affluent lifestyles. Policies supporting these should be included in the GST and new NDCs. New European research shows the specific sufficiency actions and policies that can make the difference.

Speakers: Researchers and NGOs from EU Horizon FULFILL project: Prof. Lorenzo Pagliano, POLIMI Italy; Dr. Vicky Duscha, Fraunhofer Institute ISI, Germany; Yves Marginac, Association négaWatt, France; Gunnar Boye Olesen, SustainableEnergy, Denmark; Judit Szoleczky INFORSE-Europe. EU repr (tbc).
PROGRAM COP28 side event 9 Dec 2023 Sustainable lifestyles Sufficiency 15:00-16:30 SE 7 [254 kb]
COP28 side event 9 Dec. 2023 Sufficiency Intro by Lorenzo Pagliano Polimi Italy [3 Mb]
COP28 side event 9 Dec. 2023 Intro to FULFILL Project. European research survey results by Dr. Vicki Duscha, Fraunhofer ISI, Germany [2 Mb]
COP28 side event 9 Dec. 2023 Sufficiency citizens initiatives by Judit Szoleczky INFORSE [2 Mb]
COP28 side event 9 Dec. 2023, sufficiency European CLEVER Scenario by Yves Marginac, negawatt France [2 Mb]
COP28 side event 9 Dec 2023, Sufficiency in NDCs NECPs GST by Gunnar Boye Olesen INFORSE, SE Denmark [2 Mb]
09 Dec 2023
SE Room 8 (123 pax)
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich)
Mr. Tobias Schmidt
+41 44 6320486 e.V.
Mr. Markus Hagemann
+49 221 99983306
I4CE - Institute for Climate Economics (I4CE)
Ms. Claire Eschalier
+33 6 63224111
University of St. Gallen, Institute for Economy and the Environment (IWOe)
Ms. Anna Stünzi
+41 78 8479317
Funding the Green Transition: Navigating Developing Countries' Climate Finance Needs
In the context of the GST and negotiations on the NCQC to mobilise climate finance, this event will discuss articulation of finance needs in countries’ NDCs and LTS’; the important role of finance ministries and IFIs in developing investment plans; and explore sectoral transition costs.

Speakers: Abdulrasheed Issah (ETHZ/Nigeria), Anna Stuenzi (HSG/Switzerland), Diana Cardenas Monar (I4CE), Nicaragua (tbc), Aki Kachi (NewClimate)
Event Fyler [274 kb]
09 Dec 2023
SE Room 9 (123 pax)
Chinese Renewable Energy Industry Association (CREIA)
Ms. Xiang Yu
+86 10 1512000767
China New Energy Chamber of Commerce (CNECC)
+86 10 63100807
Danish Society of Engineers
Ms. Pernille Hagedorn-Rasmussen
+45 20 185810
Strengthen international industry chain cooperation and accelerate energy transition
We convene directors of international energy institutions, high level representatives from leading clean energy companies and financial institutions to discuss key results of the Global Stocktake from the industrial perspective, expecting to make contribution to scaling up renewable energy globally.

Speakers: Moderator: Li Junfeng, Zayed Future Energy Prize Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient. Damilola Ogunbiyi, CEO of SEforALL. Francesco La Camera, IRENA Director General. Li Zhenguo, President of Longi. Christian Bruch, President of Siemens. Qian Zhimin, President of State Power Investment Corporation.
Agenda [86 kb]
side event flyer [412 kb]
09 Dec 2023
SE Room 1 (173 pax)
World Resources Institute (WRI)
Mr. Rhys Gerholdt
+1 202 7297600
Climate Action Network - Europe (CAN - Europe)
Ms. Rachel Simon
+32 0 489716340
ClimateWorks Foundation
Mr. Casey Cronin
+1 401 9358833
NewClimate Institute for Climate Policy and Global Sustainability gGmbH (NewClimate Institute)
Ms. Louise Jeffery
+49 1522 2732121
Ms. Mandy Woods
+49 1511 8854162
Turning the Global Stocktake into Action on the Ground
How can leaders deliver a rapid response plan to the GST that decarbonizes economies, builds resilience to climate impacts, and increases climate finance flows to developing countries? This event will explore how the GST can serve as a springboard for advancing bold climate actions and policies.

Speakers: We will assemble a diverse mix of leaders at the high level across governments, funding institutions, and civil society, including developing countries.
09 Dec 2023
SE Room 2 (173 pax)
The Association of Commonwealth Universities (The ACU)
Ms. Annabel Boud
+44 7857 84449
University of Minnesota (UMN)
Ms. Beth Mercer-Taylor
+1 612 6249430
World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM)
Ms. Hannah Graham
+41 77 9665433
Fostering youth-led entrepreneurship and innovation for climate-resilient communities
The role of educators, institutions and policymakers in scaling youth-led entrepreneurship and innovation for achieving the SDGs. Climate action through skills development and lifelong learning, access to finance and mentorship, academic partnerships, technology and innovation, and policy frameworks

Speakers: Global North & South university representatives (UMN, Makerere Uni) WOSM youth representative: non-formal education Youth grassroots achiever (eg entrepreneur/innovator/financier) Private sector youth representative: upskilling role of academia for practical climate action Moderator: ACU
09 Dec 2023
SE Room 3 (123 pax)
Citizens' Climate Education Corp. (CCE)
Mr. Joseph Robertson
+1 917 9604137
Jeremy Coller Foundation (FAIRR)
Ms. Dana Wilson
+44 7766 459883
True Animal Protein Price Coalition (TAPP Coalition)
Mr. Jeroom Remmers
+0 0 3162240771
New financial mechanism, pricing & subsidy strategies to transform food systems & meet climate goals
Food systems cause 1/3 of global emissions, yet only a small fraction of climate finance and incentives support better food systems. We will explore means of shifting incentives with an agricultural roadmap, GHG emissions pricing, taxation and public subsidy shifts, and a Good Food Finance Facility.

Speakers: Megan Waters, FAIRR; Jeroom Remmers, TAPP: Zitouni Ould-Dada, FAO; Jarl Krausings, CONCITO; Danielle Nierenberg, Food Tank; Ertharin Cousin, Food Systems for the Future; Gunhild Stordalen, EAT; Geeta Sethi, World Bank; Hamid Hamirani, FSF; Holly Freishtat, Milken Inst.
09 Dec 2023
SE Room 4 (123 pax)
Climate Chance Association
Mr. Romain Crouzet
+33 6 2059522
Climate Action Network Australia (CANA)
Mr. Glen Klatovsky
+61 410 482243
Réseau Action Climat - France (RAC-F)
Ms. Marine Pouget
+33 6 32102570
Integrity Matters: Boosting non-State climate action credibility to step-up accountability
How to support the UNFCCC Secretariat efforts to implement a Non-State actor Accountability framework using tangible data and national perspectives? Transparency, transition plan credibility and impact monitoring will be raised and tools proposed to feed the GST from a Non-State approach.

Speakers: Antoine Gillod, Director of the Global Observatory of Climate Action, Climate Chance • Erin Ryan, Senior International Climate Campaigner, Climate Action Network • Joachim Roth, Climate Policy Lead, World Benchmarking Alliance • Anne Barre, Coordinator Gender & Climate Policy, WECF International
09 Dec 2023
SE Room 5 (123 pax)
China Association for Science and Technology (CAST)
Ms. Xin Zhou
+86 0 1562697711
Institute of Environment and Sustainable Development in Agriculture, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Science (IESEA CAAS)
Ms. Yingchun Li
+86 10 82105985
Climate Adaption and Resilience
1.Extreme climate event and disaster risk indicators; 2.Climate tipping points: time to reach, impacts and resilience; 3.Regional responses and adaptation to climate change ; 4.Climate finance and sustainable development goals; 5.Energy transition and nature-based solutions;

Speakers: Wenjie Dong, Panmao Zhai, Tong Jiang, Shuli Niu, Qianggong Zhang,Yang Yang, Wenxia Zhang, Jing Wei.
09 Dec 2023
SE Room 6 (123 pax)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Ms. Bethany Patten
+1 917 6589460
American Geophysical Union (AGU)
Mr. Mark Shimamoto
+1 202 7777488
Pennsylvania State University (PSU)
Mr. Mark Ortiz
+1 205 9076428
Knowledge to Action: Co-developing Local Solutions to the Climate Crisis
Communities bear the brunt of climate impacts, exacerbating inequities. They also serve as hubs to build resilience & guide solutions. Community collaborations with scientists, practitioners, & decisionmakers fuel literacy, capacity development & solutions to address the climate crisis.

Speakers: Benjamin Zaitchik, American Geophysical Union & JHU; Joice Mendez, UN Sect Gen Youth Adv Grp; Marcela Ángel, Research Prgm Dir, MIT ESI; Mark Ortiz, Penn State; Sergey Paltsev, MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change
09 Dec 2023
SE Room 7 (123 pax)
Julie's Bicycle
Ms. Alison Tickell
+44 0 7464122965
American Anthropological Association (AAA)
Ms. Emily Hite
+1 720 8277894
International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS)
Mr. Andrew Potts
+1 202 2150993
Ancestral Wisdom Driving Low Carbon, Climate Resilient Futures: Asia-Pacific and Global Lessons
In the Global Stocktake framework, this session highlights how greater focus on ancestral wisdom & traditional practices including heritage vernacular architecture that pre-date (or work independently of) the fossil fuel era can accelerate progress towards climate resilient, low-carbon living today.

Speakers: Dr. Johannes Widodo, Singapore; Dr. Ar. Nguyen Quoc Tuan, Vietnam; Alison Tickell, UK/Julie’s Bicycle; Prof Warathida Chaiyapa, Thailand; Tchan Ibrahim, Tata Somba Ecomuseum, Benin; HRH Princess Dana Firas, Petra National Trust, Jordan; Arch Rosie Paul, Young Professional, India
09 Dec 2023
SE Room 8 (123 pax)
Beijing Greenovation Hub for Public Welfare Development (G:HUB)
Ms. Yingjie Chen
+86 10 1870719931
Boston University
Ms. Mridhu Khanna
+1 508 6148355
Fostering climate-resilient and nature positive financing through South-South cooperation
Climate finance is magnitudes of scale below actual need and disproportionately favors mitigation. South-South cooperation can be a vital tool in overcoming not only these barriers but also the negative link between climate impacts and sovereign debt.

Speakers: Sara Jane Ahmed, Finance Advisor to the V20 Ministers of Finance Rishikesh Ram Bhandary, Debt Relief for a Green and Inclusive Recovery GHub: Climate risks and resilience of developing countries in Asia: adaptation financing standards and taxonomy AIIB/MDBs: Public finance for reducing the c
09 Dec 2023
SE Room 1 (173 pax)
Ms. Camila Zepeda
+52 55 55010280
Corporación Fiscalía del Medio Ambiente (FIMA)
Mr. Felipe Pino
+56 9 89050388
The Escazú Agreement as a catalyst for climate empowerment actions
The event will discuss how the Escazú Agreement enhances informed and inclusive climate actions and policies in Latin America and the Caribbean, in support of SDG 13 and the Paris Agreement.

Speakers: •Ministers from LAC countries •LAC youth representative •LAC indigenous representative •Elected representative of the public for the Escazú Agreement
Concept Note [236 kb]
Nota conceptual final [215 kb]
Flyer Side Event [117 kb]
09 Dec 2023
SE Room 2 (173 pax)
Ms. Saadatu Gambo Madaki
+234 234 8060502080
Sustainable Energy Africa (SEA)
Ms. Megan Hendrickse
+21 71 3149861
Transparency on Just Transition
The event will explore how Nigeria and other countries approach the tracking of just transition processes linked to NDC implementation and long-term strategies. It will showcase how transparency is critical for building trust among stakeholders, including trade unions and employer associations.

Speakers: Speakers will include high-level government officials and national experts from ICAT’s partner countries, such as Nigeria and South Africa. Representatives from the Sustainable Energy Africa (SEA), World Resources Institute, the ICAT Secretariat, and the ICAT Donor Steering Committee
09 Dec 2023
SE Room 3 (123 pax)
+268 0 70020056
Taiwan Institute for Sustainable Energy (TISE)
Mr. Chiyuan Chang
+886 2 988740399
Assist climate vulnerable countries develop export-oriented and low-carbon agricultural supply chain
Smallholders achieving low carbon, water efficient cultivation is essential to attaining just transition for sustainable agrifood systems. The discussions will explore topics and evaluate how trade can persuade smallholders farmers adopt sustainable cultivation.

Speakers: 1. Kingdom of Eswatini 2. Taiwan ICDF 3. World Farmers' Organization 4. African Development Bank
09 Dec 2023
SE Room 4 (123 pax)
Commonwealth Human Ecology Council (CHEC)
Ms. Emily Robinson
+44 79 84674150
Climate Outreach Information Network (COIN)
Ms. Fahmida Miah
+44 44 4401865403
Communities catalysing social & environmental change: Intersectional approaches to climate action
Fostering scalable community-centred solutions for sustainable development and energy transition through public engagement, youth & local community-driven climate action, holistic capacity building, education and knowledge sharing at the intersection of social change and technological innovation.

Speakers: Youth moderator Funding partner for sustainable development projects Public engagement & ACE representative Community organiser in climate action: inclusion Youth leading community-centred project in energy
09 Dec 2023
SE Room 5 (123 pax)
Kuwait Environment Protection Society (KEPS)
Ms. Wijdan Al Oqab
+965 9954 1223
Engineering Association for Development and Environment (EADE)
Mr. Mohammed Abdulmawjood
+2 1 1437405
focus on food & early warning systems in different regions: challenges & experts
The needed financial and technical support for effective early warning systems in the context of production systems based to sustain food sovereignty, improve the livelihoods of rural vulnerable communities and reduce loss & damage. Session will share experiences between Africa and Arab Region &WA.

Speakers: Dr. Wijdan Aloqab, KEPS Dr. Mahmoud Fathallah, LAS (tbc) Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa (AFSA) GNDR representative (tbc) Emad Adly, RAED Egyptian Sustainable Development Forum (ESDF) UNDRR ROAS (tbc)
09 Dec 2023
SE Room 6 (123 pax)
University of Toronto
Ms. Shatha Qaqish-Clavering
+11 647 2709926
Ecole polytechnique (X)
Ms. Patricia Crifo
+33 0 663656783
Northwestern University (NU)
Ms. Annelise Riles
+1 847 4672248
Polytechnic of Turin
Ms. Patrizia Lombardi
+39 11 903228
Second Nature
Mr. Timothy Carter
+1 617 7220036
Universite Cote d'Azur (UCA)
Ms. Sara-Anne Comel Le Mestre
+33 6 78988620
Université de Montréal (UdeM)
Mr. Frederic Merand
+1 514 3436111
University of Edinburgh
Mr. Derek MacLeod
+44 131 6506000
University of Genoa (Unige)
Ms. Adriana Del Borghi
+39 10 3352918
Decarbonization ecosystems: the impact of university partnerships
This panel features the University of Toronto’s 46-partner decarbonization project, the Italian University Network (RUS)’ decarbonization guidelines, and the Climate Leadership Network's 450+ institution decarbonization plans, and the UK Universities and U7+ Climate Network leadership initiative.

Speakers: Shatha Qaqish-Clavering (chair and co-moderator), Beth Martin (Co-moderator) Patrizia Lombardi, Michela Gallo, Patricia Crifo, Erwin Franquet, Carmela Cucuzzella, Paola Visconti Arizpe, Kimberly R. Marion Suiseeya, Respect Musiyiwa.
09 Dec 2023
SE Room 7 (123 pax)
Gulf Research Center Foundation (GRCF)
Mr. Mohamed Aly
+20 122 1811819
The Congolese Diaspora For Nelson Mandela Legacy. (CDFNML)
Ms. Jiajia LI
+1 312 6050660
Youth Voices from Around the Globe: New Ideas and International Exchange on Climate Action
The Gulf Research Center Foundation (GRC Jeddah and Geneva) and Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung’s (KAS) Regional Programme Gulf States are holding a call for young experts and practitioners from the GCC states for papers exploring youth perspectives and engagement in climate protection

Speakers: 8 young youth climate speakers from around the world will present their work and insights in this session
09 Dec 2023
SE Room 8 (123 pax)
Comité Catholique contre la Faim et pour le Développement - Terre solidaire (CCFD-Terre Solidaire)
+0 0 3367100697
Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP)
Ms. Sophie Scherger
+49 151 58102457
Ensuring effective human rights protections in Article 6 rules
Carbon offsetting projects have been linked to numerous human rights violations. It is, therefore, vital that rights safeguards are introduced within Article 6 to ensure that states and private entities are held accountable for their rights violations and for their overreliance on offsets.

Speakers: Erika Lennon Senior Attorney, Centre for International Environmental Law, Luciana Tellez, Environment Researcher, Human Rights Watch, Kelly Stone, Senior Policy Analyst, Action Aid, Representative of the Indigenous Constituency.
09 Dec 2023
SE Room 9 (123 pax)
European Business Council for Sustainable Energy (e5)
Mr. Kolja Kuse
+49 89 9295422
Abibimman Foundation (AF)
Mr. Kenneth Nana Amoateng
+233 24 4023651
Arizona State University (ASU)
Ms. Jessica Givens
+1 818 6871290
Coalition for Our Common Future (COCF)
Ms. Heejae Kim
+82 2 1027794342
International Code Council
Ms. Judith Zakreski
+1 703 8509016
Reevaluation Foundation
Ms. Janet Kabue
+206 206 2062840311
The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM)
Mr. Pinaki Dasgupta
+91 11 9873935480
Leveraging Carbon Dioxide Removal, Negative Emissions and Renewable Energy Solutions
Achieving the 1.5° targets will require the use of negative emission technologies and materials as well as direct air capture and sequestering materials (incl. for the GHG-intensive buildings sector). Intelligent assessment and finance is needed to implement solutions.

Speakers: Global business executives & experts in CDR, NET-material development, DAC, electrification, future built infrastructure, building industries, their conformity assessment and finance, as well as the voices from global grassroots climate justice organizations on the necessity of CDR & NET solutions
10 Dec 2023
SE Room 1 (173 pax)
Peace Boat Disaster Relief Volunteer Center (PBV)
Ms. Karen Hallows
+44 7804 761389
Commission de l'ocean Indien (COI)
Ms. Gina Bonne
+230 5919 4835
Future Leaders Network (FLN)
Ms. Sophie Daud
+44 7788 990041
Global Kids, Inc.
Ms. Wida Amir
+1 202 6500899
Global Youth Development Institute, Inc. (GYDI)
Mr. Timothy Damon
+1 330 2067553
Capacity Building for Intergenerational Leadership and Youth Empowerment on the Climate and Ocean
Dialogue on empowerment and intergenerational leadership for driving ambitious climate action and inclusive processes for advocacy. Capacity building on negotiation, risk management and sharing of technical expertise to focus on maximised impact, and oceans as an enabling medium for climate action

Speakers: Youth in Peace Boat’s Youth for SDGs for the UN Ocean Decade Peace Boat Ocean and Climate Youth Ambassadors Global Kids Youth Youth Negotiators from Climate Youth Negotiators Programme Youth Leader in technology and policy advocacy GYDI youth *Emphasis on SIDS & underserved communities
10 Dec 2023
SE Room 2 (173 pax)
International Fund for Animal Welfare Inc. (IFAW)
Mr. Simon Addison
+1 343 9966167
Ms. Cecilia Bernardo
+0 244 930918555
Protecting biodiversity is a critical tool for addressing the impacts of climate change
Biodiversity protection and restoration initiatives on land and sea have the potential to address the impacts of climate change by mitigating emissions, catalysing adaptation and addressing loss and damage in ways that deliver multiple co-benefits for people, nature and climate.

Speakers: Azzedine Downes, CEO, IFAW; 3 Senior Reps of the UAE's Ministry of Climate Change; Paula Coelho, Sec. of State for Climate Change, Angola; John Scanlon, Chair, End Wildlife Crime; Vivek Menon, Exec. Director, Wildlife Trust of India; Patience Gandiwa, Director, ZimParks
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Agenda [228 kb]
10 Dec 2023
SE Room 3 (123 pax)
International Network for Bamboo and Rattan (INBAR)
+86 0 1381144520
Center for Management and Strategic Studies (CGEE)
Mr. Marcelo Poppe
+55 61 999740111
Bioeconomy value chain development for climate change mitigation&resilience:Bamboo&Amazon products.
Bioeconomy value chains are important nature-based solutions to achieve carbon neutrality and build resilient economies. We will present lessons learnt & knowledge advances on bamboo value chains globally and Amazon forest products.

Speakers: Mr Lu Wenming, DDG INBAR, Dr.Fernando Rizzo, President Director CGEE, Mr. Jayaraman Durai, INBAR DGP, CGEE PPT, Hon. Beatrice Anywar, Minister of State for Environment of Uganda, Mr. Wu Zhimin, Director NFO/FAO, Dr. Ravindra Kumar, Chief GM SIDBI
10 Dec 2023
SE Room 4 (123 pax)
Friends World Committee for Consultation
Ms. Lindsey Cook
+49 179 1795918510
Quaker Earthcare Witness (QEW)
Ms. Shelley Tanenbaum
+1 510 9262728
Quakers in Britain
Mx. Rebecca WalkerWoo
+44 7539 873172
Soka Gakkai International - UK (SGI-UK)
Mr. Robert Harrap
+44 7956 468119
Shifting money and power:true transformational climate action as a peace and justice multiplier
Focusing on a rights-based approach to climate action, this side event explores how money and power shifts in current economic, energy, and military could help accelerate urgent, transformational climate action for a more just and peaceful world.

Speakers: Dr Yamina Saheb (IPCC)/Harjeet Singh CAN/Professor Olaf Corry/YOUTH (TBA)/Deborah Burton NorthSouthTippingPoint/Natural Justice/Gunn-Britt Retter (Saami Council)/Land Coalition Moderator: Lindsey Fielder Cook
10 Dec 2023
SE Room 5 (123 pax)
Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW)
Mr. Arunabha Ghosh
+91 8130 448817
Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA)
Ms. Avipsa Mahapatra
+1 347 9310129
Cooling a warming world: Sustainable cooling challenges and opportunities in global south
Rising heat is causing the demand for thermal comfort to soar. This demand will largely come from the Global South, where access to cooling services remains low. In this context, how can global cooperation and action be organized to deliver maximum cooling with minimum climate footprint?

Speakers: Vaibhav Chaturvedi (CEEW) Tarun Garg (RMI) Avispa Mahapatra (EIA) Himanshu Dixit (CEEW) Government representative (TBC) Multilateral organization representative (UNEP)
10 Dec 2023
SE Room 6 (123 pax)
International Cryosphere Climate Initiative (ICCI)
Ms. Pam Pearson
+46 70 5752257
Climate Policy Center (CPC)
Ms. Pamela Pearson
+1 802 4880991
International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD)
Ms. Pamela Pearson
+1 802 4880991
Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR)
Mr. Eoghan Griffin
+44 7793 244638
Adaptation with Loss and Damage: Facing Sea-level Rise and Mountain Freshwater Losses Above 1.5°C
When the costs of multi-generational loss and damage from cryospheric collapse are considered, a firm 1.5°C temperature limit is the inevitable conclusion. This side event explores pathways that will keep us within this non-negotiable Earth system limit, while building resilience and adaptation.

Speakers: IPCC AR6, SCAR and ICIMOD scientists, and Parties (Chile, Iceland, Liberia, Nepal, Vanuatu) from the Ambition on Melting Ice high-level group
10 Dec 2023
SE Room 7 (123 pax)
European Investment Bank (EIB)
Ms. Christelle Jolivet
+352 4379 84272
Islamic Development Bank (IsDB)
Mr. Olatunji Yusuf
+966 56 1434378
Climate adaptation investments in fragile and conflict affected countries and contexts
This MDB-led event will focus on challenges and opportunities in terms of knowledge needs, upstream support, financing and implementation of robust adaptation solutions in fragile and conflict affected countries. It will also highlight the importance of fostering “just resilience” in these contexts.

Speakers: MDB representatives (EIB as lead organizer, AfDB, AIIB, NDB and IsDB as partners) International organisations (UNDP as partner/speaker, possibly IMO as speaker) DFI/ banking representative (AFD – tbc) Country representatives (Africa/Asia-Pacific - names TBC)
10 Dec 2023
SE Room 8 (123 pax)
Climate Strategies
Ms. Nicole Kempis
+44 0 7384396405
Mr. Miguel Felipe Castiblanco Monsalve
+57 0 3183222244
German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin)
Ms. Olga Zhylenko
+49 30 89789470
Connecting international cooperation to local realities of the just transition
Just Transitions (JT) can maximise positive spill-overs, navigate trade-offs, reduce inequality and fight poverty. This event will explore the scope, modalities and implementation of the JT Work Programme to connect international cooperation on JT with the lived realities of vulnerable communities.

Speakers: Keynote speakers include Prof. Jim Skea (Chair of the IPCCC) and representatives from the Government of Colombia. The panel will provide space for dialogue among non-party actors,researchers,Party representatives, and community leaders,with a particular focus on indigenous, youth, and Global South.
10 Dec 2023
SE Room 9 (123 pax)
Global Compact Network Brazil
Mr. Glauco Kimura
+55 11 993670010
Climate Ventures
Mr. Daniel Contrucci
+55 11 981839757
Technology and Data Intelligence to drive corporate collective actions to achieve Net Zero
Ongoing actions, such as Green Wave Digital Platform and Net Zero Ambition Movement, are combining AI and stakeholder connectivity to implement science-based climate activities and increase the drive to reach Net Zero through local corporate collective actions and innovative green solutions.

Speakers: UN Global Compact Network Brazil, Climate Ventures, Instituto Clima e Sociedade, CDP, SBTi, Future Carbon, Ambipar.
10 Dec 2023
SE Room 1 (173 pax)
British Society of Soil Science (BSSS)
Ms. Sarah Garry
+0 44 1992752983
The Climate Center
Ms. Baani Behniwal
+1 916 7924881
Natural carbon sequestration (NCS): Leveraging soils for mitigation, storage & biodiversity benefits
NCS is ready for mass deployment and provides key adaptation advantages that technological approaches do not. We will explore the use of soils in achieving net zero by enhancing knowledge of storage potential, biodiversity benefits, and policy options to scale practices.

Speakers: Representative tbc EU-JRC; James Cooke Head of Soil Policy at the Welsh Government; Representative tbc Farm Africa; Representative tbc UNCCD; Representative tbc Uruguay; Baani Behniwal, The Climate Center
10 Dec 2023
SE Room 2 (173 pax)
International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
Mr. Sandeep Sengupta
+41 22 9990105
Mr. Alexander von Kap-herr
+49 174 2430361
University of Cambridge
Ms. Isabelle Cross
+44 44 7720165261
Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS)
Ms. Kathleen Stilson
+1 415 7690695
Unpacking the biodiversity-climate nexus: Opportunities and challenges
It is widely recognised that the climate change and biodiversity loss crises are deeply interlinked and need to be addressed holistically. This event will critically examine the conditions under which such integration can be achieved, with a view to maximise co-benefits and minimise trade-offs.

Speakers: Grethel Aguilar, Director General, IUCN,Mary Robinson,The Elders, Monica Medina, President,CEO, Wildlife Conservation Society Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim, President, Association of Peul Women and Autochthonous Peoples of Chad (AFPAT) Christiane Laibach, Member of the Executive Board,KfW Dorothy Shaver.
Event flyer [2 Mb]
10 Dec 2023
SE Room 3 (123 pax)
Amazon Environmental Research Institute (IPAM)
Ms. Gabriela Savian
+55 61 996854938
Brazilian Business Council for Sustainable Development (CEBDS)
Ms. Isabella Mondino
+55 11 999992553
Brazilian Tree Industry (Iba)
Ms. Renata Nishio
+55 11 971298140
From Dubai to Belém, at the heart of the Amazon: Brazil's pathways towards climate neutrality
The challenges for a low-carbon economy depend on conditions for business and society to thrive, without further forest loss. The pathways to economic transition will be discussed with government actors, civil society, the private sector and international cooperation, towards COP30 and beyond.

Speakers: André Guimarães (IPAM), Marina Grossi (CEBDS), José Carlos da Fonseca (Ibá and the Brazilian Coalition on Climate, Forests and Agriculture), Helder Barbalho (Governor of Pará State and Consortium of the Legal Amazon), representatives from private sector and international cooperation.
10 Dec 2023
SE Room 4 (123 pax)
Mediators Beyond Borders International (MBBI)
Mr. Gregg Walker
+1 541 7404050
Connecticut State University System (SCSU)
Ms. Miriah Kelly
+1 860 6851543
International Environmental Communication Association (IECA)
Mr. Gregg Walker
+1 541 7404050
Working Through Climate Conflicts: Justice-Based Climate Action for Adaptation and Sustainability
As communities and countries develop priorities and propose climate actions, conflicts are inevitable. Addressing conflict should reflect a commitment to informal and formal governance mechanisms and principles of justice, fairness, inclusion, and communication.

Speakers: Christine Peringer, Canada Joe Siegel, USA Miriah Kelly, USA Jessica Chaplain, USA Joan Marie Kelly, Singapore Gregg Walker, USA
10 Dec 2023
SE Room 5 (123 pax)
Environmental Defence Canada Inc.
Ms. Julia Levin
+1 819 3284352
Corporate Europe Observatory Foundation (CEO)
Mr. Pascoe Sabido
+44 7969 665189
Deep South Center for Environmental Justice, Inc. (DSCEJ, INC.)
Ms. Beverly Wright
+1 504 7828989
United Kingdom Youth Climate Coalition Limited (UKYCC)
Ms. Sinead Magner
+353 86 3544579
Waterkeeper Alliance
Mr. Christopher Wilke
+1 206 8519483
Credible Climate Leaders or Climate action blockers? Examining the role of the fossil fuel industry
This event will explore how the fossil fuel industry is blocking climate action. Speakers will share perspectives from communities impacted by fossil fuel extraction, as well as expose how the industry is delaying the energy transition across the world and at the UNFCCC.

Speakers: The event will include the Africa Network for Environment and Economic Justice, Waterkeeper Alliance, Waterkeepers Bahamas, Bargny Coast Waterkeeper, Environmental Defence Canada and the United Kingdom Youth Climate Coalition.
10 Dec 2023
SE Room 6 (123 pax)
IBON International Foundation Inc. (IBON)
Mr. Ivan Phell Enrile
+63 2 89276981
Action Solidarité Tiers Monde (ASTM)
Ms. Birgit Engel
+352 4 40042729
Centre for 21st Century Issues (C21st)
Ms. Titilope Akosa
+234 1 8023047678
Centre for Community Economics and Development Consultants Society (CECOEDECON)
Ms. Vibhuti Joshi
+91 80030 93207
Haiyan Ten Years Later: Lessons for a Peoples’ Loss and Damage Fund
In commemoration of the 10th year anniversary of Typhoon Haiyan, the side-event will surface some of the important lessons from the concrete experiences and struggles of survivors and affected communities on addressing loss and damage and establish the case for a Peoples' Loss and Damage Fund.

Speakers: Speakers from Southern NGOs and climate justice movements.
10 Dec 2023
SE Room 7 (123 pax)
Ms. Lydie-Line Paroz
+41 3003 4179749825
Foundation for Climate Protection and Carbon Offset KliK (KliK Foundation)
Ms. Andrea Reiter
+41 44 2246059
National frameworks as basis for successful Article 6 implementation
Several countries are currently establishing their national Article 6 frameworks and engage in bilateral cooperation under Art. 6.2 PA with Switzerland. The event will present and discuss ma-jor achievements such as first authorizations and ITMO transfer with international experts.

Speakers: Ms Veronika Elgart, FOEN Switzerland, Ms Nareerat Panmane, ONEP Thailand, Ms Milagros Sandoval, MINAM Peru, Mr Daniel Tutu Benefoh, EPA Ghana, Ms Ursula Flossmann-Kraus, KliK Foundation. Further int. experts engaged in Art. 6 (gender balance will be ensured), Ms Fenella Aouane, GGGI (MOD)
Concept note with agenda and speakers list [131 kb]
Presentations [2 Mb]
10 Dec 2023
SE Room 1 (173 pax)
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI)
Ms. Judith Fenwick
+1 508 2893487
Partnership for Observation of the Global Ocean Society (POGO)
Ms. Fiona Beckman
+44 1752 633424
Global ocean observations for equitable knowledge-based decision-making
Risks raised by climate-forced changes to the ocean elevate the need for timely solutions. The technological revolution offers a growing list of tools, but purposeful observation, collaboration, capacity building & stakeholder engagement are necessary to address challenges effectively and equitably.

Speakers: J Edson-Woods Hole Oceanographic Inst; S El-Gharabawy (TBC)-Natl Inst of Ocean & Fisheries-Egypt; E Hill-Natl Oceanography Ctr; TBD-NOAA-US; M Leinen-Scripps Inst of Oceanography; M Ravichandran (TBC)-Ministry Earth Sciences-India; S Seeyave-Partnership Observation of Global Ocean; P de Menocal-WHOI
WHOI-POGO-COP28 OceanObs S-E and Link [555 kb]
10 Dec 2023
SE Room 2 (173 pax)
BirdLife International (BLI)
Ms. Rhiannon Niven
+44 0 7340870828
Griffith University (Griffith)
Ms. Catalina Gonda
+61 406 770194
Mr. Richard Robertson
+1 778 8758810
The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB)
Ms. Georgina Chandler
+44 0 1767693333
Delivering integrated nature and climate action in the GST and beyond
The GST presents a critical opportunity to integrate climate and biodiversity action across the UNFCCC and the CBD. Solutions range from on-ground case studies through to showing the significance of ecosystem integrity for evaluating approaches, and preventing perverse outcomes for nature and people

Speakers: Speakers will include representatives from International organisations, the High-level Climate Champions team, national governments, and national and international NGOs.
10 Dec 2023
SE Room 3 (123 pax)
All China Environment Federation (ACEF)
Mr. Yao Ni
+86 10 1391185351
China Chain Store & Franchise Association
Ms. Qinhua Guo
+86 10 68784915
China South Low Carbon Academy (CSLCA)
+86 10 84186535
Society of Entrepreneurs and Ecology Foundation (SEE Foundation)
Ms. Zhiyao Lu
+86 10 57505155
Chinese Practices in Promoting Low Carbon Consumption and Supply Chain Decarbonization
This side event will share practices from China in promoting low-carbon consumption and green supply chain. Relevant discussions will delve into optimizing strategies to reduce carbon emissions at both consumer and enterprise side, also enhancing supply chain's ability to respond to climate risks.

Speakers: Speakers mainly come from relevant NGOs ,enterprises and universities which have rich experiences in promoting and implementing low carbon consumption, carbon neutrality and supply chain decarbonization projects in China.
10 Dec 2023
SE Room 4 (123 pax)
Mr. Kjell Kühne
+52 967 1053425
Academy for Mountain Environics (AME)
Mr. Sreedhar Ramamurthi
+91 98107 6244
PAIRVI Associates (PAIRVI)
Mr. Ajay Kumar Jha
+91 97177 71255
Fossil fuel extraction from vulnerable areas - drawing the line
Oil, fossil gas and coal are found in places with cultural and biological diversity in many countries. We explore the case for leaving them in the ground to protect climate, indigenous people and biodiversity at once, with gigatons CO2 of mitigation potential. Hear from the frontlines.

Speakers: Alice McGown: Fossil fuel extraction in protected areas, Soumya Dutta: Coal-affected forest peoples in India, Joseph K. Sakala: Oil exploration threat in Lake Malawi, Sascha Müller-Kränner: Threats from oil extraction to the Wadden Sea, Kjell Kühne:Dugongs vs fossil gas:Marawah Marine Protected Area
Visual for additional event details [1 Mb]
A case study on fossil fuel extraction in the Marawah Marine Protected Area, showcasing LINGO analysis on the dangers of the project, in relation to the side-event hosted by LINGO. [1 Mb]
Alice McGown's presentation, detailing LINGO's global analysis of fossil fuels underneath protected areas worldwide. [2 Mb]
10 Dec 2023
SE Room 5 (123 pax)
Real Instituto Elcano (RIE)
Ms. Lara Lázaro Touza
+34 91 7816770
Basque Centre for Climate Change (BC3)
Ms. Amelia Ochoa
+34 34 944014690
University of Cape Town (UCT)
Ms. Britta Rennkamp
+27 76 6503474
University of Maryland (UMCP)
Ms. Shannon Kennedy
+1 585 7270959
Taking stock of climate governance for implementing a just and resilient transition to net zero
What drives political commitments to net zero & their integration into national legal systems? What has been the impact of climate laws so far? How to address justice & inequalities in implementation? How can diplomacy & international cooperation foster mutual learning and strengthen implementation?

Speakers: The event will present new research followed by a panel discussion with practitioners from developing & developed countries. Speakers: Dr. Lara Lazaro, Elcano Royal Institute, Spain; Dr. Alina Averchenkova, Grantham Research Institute, LSE, UK; Policy makers & legislators from around the world (tbc)
10 Dec 2023
SE Room 6 (123 pax)
Italian Climate Network (ICN)
Mr. Jacopo Bencini
+39 340 7850099
Northeastern University
Mr. Istiakh Ahmed
+1 857 7990175
Money + rules: towards the operationalization of the Loss and Damage fund under the UNFCCC
The Italian Climate Network, together with organizations from the pan-European Spark! consortium, organize a collective reflection on what is needed in order to kickstart the L&D Fund in a properly functioning way, with a specific focus on governance approaches and criteria for adequate funding.

Speakers: Jacopo Bencini moderator (ICN, Italy); Istiakh Ahmed (NorthwesternU, USA); Brenda Mwale (Loss and Damage Youth Coalition, Malawi/global); Harjeet Singh (CAN); Saleemul Huq (ICCCAD, IIED); Speaker from Viracao and Jangada, Italy/Brazil; Speaker from UCS, USA
10 Dec 2023
SE Room 7 (123 pax)
University of Colorado at Boulder (CU-Boulder)
Ms. Martha Gutierrez Fontes
+1 760 8079773
Pronatura Sur, A. C.
+52 961 1557593
Advances in Financing Jurisdictional Approaches to Climate Action and Forest Conservation
The GCF Task Force will unite government leaders and partners to share advances, challenges, and lessons in securing sustainable financing to achieve subnational-scale reductions in deforestation, create forest-based economies, and protect the rights of Indigenous Peoples and local communities

Speakers: Gov. Barbalho, Pará,Brazil; Gov. Pulgar, Huánuco,Perú; ViceGov. Mario Aguilera, Santa Cruz,Bolivia; Sayda Rodriguez, Secretary of Env, Yucatán,México; Rafiddin Rizal, Head of Env., East Kalimantan,Indonesia; Maria Bonifaz, Chiapas,México; Marli dos Santos, Tocantins,Brazil; Francisca Arara, Acre, Br
1- Funding the New Forest Economy Call to Action presentation (1) [544 kb]
2- Partners Funding the New Forest Economy Call to Action (2) [896 kb]
3- Funding the New Forest Economy Call to Action Launch [3 Mb]
4- Funding the New Forest Economy Call to Action Funding-Ready Projects [2 Mb]
5- Funding the New Forest Economy Call to Action [227 kb]
5- Funding the New Forest Economy Call to Action [227 kb]
10 Dec 2023
SE Room 8 (123 pax)
International Rivers Network
Mr. Joshua Klemm
+1 202 4928904
Earthlife Africa Johannesburg (ELA JHB)
Ms. Makoma Lekalakala
+27 82 6829177
urgewald e.V.
Ms. Nicole Rath
+49 2583 304920
Ensuring the credibility of JETPs in the context of shrinking civic space
Climate leaders are increasingly under threat, undermining progress in meeting climate goals, including in Just Energy Transition Partnerships. This session will explore trends and offer recommendations on protecting civic space to ensure that climate commitments are credible, just, and achievable.

Speakers: Ingrid-Gabriela Hoven, Managing Director, GIZ Dr. Pichamon Yeophantong, Chair of the UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights Makoma Lekalakala, EarthLife Africa Guneet Kaur, International Rivers Marlon Apañada, World Resources Institute
Speaker list & flyer [1 Mb]
10 Dec 2023
SE Room 9 (123 pax)
Vanke Foundation
Mr. Feng Qiao
+86 139 25058536
Guangdong Low-Carbon Development Promotion Association
Ms. Kangyan Li
+86 20 83841623
Connecting the Dots: Food Waste, Communities, and GHG Emission Reductions
Community composting on the rise worldwide is a nature-based solution of recycling organic waste locally with climate, social and environmental benefits. The Side Event brings researchers, practitioners and community leaders from China, India, Spain and USA to share their expertise and experiences.

Speakers: Xuehua Zhang, Chief Scientist, Nanjing University Sandya Narayanan, Trustee of Solid Waste Management Round Table, India Ramon Plana, Consultant in Biological Treatments for Organic Wastes, Spain Brenda Platt, Director, Institute for Local Self-Reliance, USA and more
10 Dec 2023
SE Room 1 (173 pax)
Ocean Conservancy (OC)
Mr. Luis Estevez Salmeron
+1 510 6848331
European Federation of Transport and Environment (T&E)
Mr. Jacob Armstrong
+32 470 835517
Mobilizing and Implementing Ocean-Based Climate Mitigation Action at COP28 and beyond.
This high-level Davos-style discussion, hosted by the Friends of Ocean and Climate group, will focus on mobilizing concrete ocean-based climate action and encouraging Parties to include and implement ocean-based climate solutions in their NDCs, NAPs, and other national climate plans.

Speakers: Janise Searles-Jones, CEO, Ocean Conservancy Razan Al Mubarak, UN Climate Change High-Level Champion, UAE John Kerry, Special Presidential Envoy for Climate, USA Sitiveni Rabuka, Prime Minister, Fiji Mette Frederiksen, Prime Minister, Denmark Alberto Van Klaveren, Foreign Minister, Chile
10 Dec 2023
SE Room 2 (173 pax)
Moravian University
Ms. Diane Husic
+1 570 8077271
Colorado College
+1 719 2372496
Michigan Technological University (Michigan Tech)
Ms. Sarah Green
+1 906 3692131
Monash University
Mx. Susie Ho
+61 402 353470
University of Connecticut (UConn)
Mr. Mark Urban
+1 860 4866113
Empowering youth engagement in climate action, solutions, and policy addressing global challenges
The Youth Environmental Alliance in Higher Education and Young Ambassadors for Climate Science will share insights and sustainable, solution-oriented ideas. Besides amplifying youth voices globally, they serve as catalysts for change through knowledge sharing and action in their home communities.

Speakers: Youth Environmental Alliance in Higher Education and Young Ambassadors for Climate Science Representatives from Moravian University; Colorado State Univ.; Smithsonian Institution; Boston University; Colorado College; Monash Univ.; SDSN Australia New Zealand Pacific; Univ. of Connecticut
Event Description [235 kb]
Speakers [291 kb]
PowerPoint 1 [1 Mb]
PowerPoint 2_Part1 [2 Mb]
PowerPoint 2_Part2 [2 Mb]
PowerPoint 2_Part3 [1 Mb]
10 Dec 2023
SE Room 4 (123 pax)
Zoological Society of London (ZSL)
Ms. Bethan Laughlin
+44 44 4407463018
Youth4Nature (Y4N)
Mr. Aiita Joshua Apamaku
+256 256 777859145
Nature-based Solutions – biodiversity’s vital role in building resilience and enabling mitigation.
Through a holistic lens of society, science, and effective implementation, this event will explore the opportunities Nature-based Solutions present as adaptation and mitigation multipliers by highlighting the practical experience of NbS innovators, implementors, and impactful partnership models.

Speakers: Oluwaseun Adekugbe,Youth4Nature (Nigeria) Tony Juniper,Chair of Natural England (UK) Abraham Bugre,YOUNGO (Ghana) Dr Gareth Thomas,Head of Research Innovation, the Natural History Museum (UK) Alex Antonelli,Director of Science at the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew (UK) Chair-Bethan Laughlin,ZSL(UK)
Event Agenda UNFCCC - Nature-based Solutions – biodiversity’s vital role in building resilience and enabling mitigation 10.12.23 [90 kb]
Slides - Nature-based Solutions – Biodiversity’s vital role in building resilience and enabling mitigation. [475 kb]
10 Dec 2023
SE Room 5 (123 pax)
Ecologic Institute
Mr. Matthias Duwe
+4 30 8688000
CE Delft
Mr. Bettina Kampman
+49 30 86880
WiseEuropa -The Warsaw Institute for Economic and European Studies Foundation (WiseEuropa)
Ms. Izabela Fortuniak
+49 30 86880
Innovative policies for the path to climate neutrality
Achieving climate neutrality requires effective policy tools. Many climate policy instruments fail to deliver transformative change. This event presents three tools with potential: integrated infrastructure planning, public procurement for climate neutrality, and bank transition plans.

Speakers: Matthias Duwe, Ecologic Institute; Nina Voulis, CE Delft, Jonathan Gardiner, Ecologic Institute; Claire Eschalier, I4CE; Michael Mehling, MIT; Andrew Minson, Global Cement and Concrete Association.
4i-TRACTION Side Event Agenda [201 kb]
Slides_Innovative policies for climate neutrality_10.12.23 [2 Mb]
10 Dec 2023
SE Room 6 (123 pax)
International Indian Treaty Council (IITC)
Ms. Andrea Carmen
+52 520 2736003
Assembly of First Nations (AFN)
Mr. Graeme Reed
+1 514 9158382
Inuit Circumpolar Conference (ICC)
Ms. Anne Simpson
+1 613 3551507
Métis National Council (MNC)
Mr. Dane de Souza
+1 587 2255082
A roundtable dialogue: Indigenous Peoples’ Perspectives and Experiences on Loss and Damage
Indigenous Peoples are severely impacted by climate change yet have had few opportunities to dialogue with bodies addressing Loss and Damage, such as the WIM. The participants will continue to exchange views, experiences, and information to build mutual understanding and enable effective engagement.

Speakers: Representatives of the Indigenous Peoples’ Constituency from 7 socio-cultural regions, relevant experts, and WIM members will participate in a dialogue to share information and develop recommendations for the inclusion of Indigenous Peoples’ expertise in relevant Loss and Damage processes
10 Dec 2023
SE Room 7 (123 pax)
Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI)
Mr. Vikram Kotru
+91 0 9717840606
Delta Electronics Foundation
Ms. Yvonne Yi Chieh Chan
+886 2 87972088
German Emissions Trading Association (BVEK)
Mr. Robert Tippmann
+49 30 78951956
Investing in Climate Solutions -Strategies and Innovative Finance for De-carbonized Growth
Role of financial institutions & investors in driving climate action Sustainable investment practices - green bonds, climate-related disclosures & integration of ESG into investment decisions. Approaches to C pricing for businesses’ to effectively reduce emissions while remaining competitive.

Speakers: Business Leaders and Experts Government Stakeholders Financial Institutions & Investors Think Tanks
Concept Note [440 kb]
Session Speakers [765 kb]
10 Dec 2023
SE Room 8 (123 pax)
College of the Atlantic (COA)
Mr. Nathan Thanki
+44 7 495686242
Clean Energy Nepal (CEN)
Ms. Barsha Parajuli
+977 1 9841738492
Fédération des travailleurs et des travailleuses du Québec (FTQ)
Mr. Patrick Rondeau
+1 514 7972513
Movimiento Ciudadano frente al Cambio Climático (MOCICC)
Mr. Augusto Duran
+51 1 974628390
Press Club Brussels Europe
Mr. Laurence Moffett
+32 2 2013705
Fast, Fair, Forever: Why the world needs a Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty
Emissions from existing fossil fuel projects will exceed the CO2 budget for 1.5°C. We must complement the Paris Agreement with a Fossil Fuel Treaty to stop the proliferation of deadly fossil fuels and equitably phase out through a just energy transition that is fast, fair, funded, and forever.

Speakers: We expect to be joined by speakers from: Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty Initiative Don’t Gas Africa MOCICC Fédération des travailleurs et des travailleuses du Québec – FTQ Clean Energy Nepal Government of Tuvalu
10 Dec 2023
SE Room 9 (123 pax)
National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES)
Mr. Arata Kobayashi
+81 29 8502132
Universities Space Research Association (USRA)
Mr. Tomohiro Oda
+1 202 4792609
Earth observations in support of mitigation actions towards the Paris climate goal and SDGs
Earth observations (EO) play critical roles in monitoring climate and environmental changes and informing our mitigation policies. This event will showcase and discuss how we further guide our policies and actions towards emission reduction goal and SDGs with current and upcoming EO opportunities.

Speakers: Hiroshi Tanimoto (National Institute for Environmental Studies, Japan), Prabir Patra (JAMSTEC), TBD (Ministry of the Environment, Japan), Tomohiro Oda (Universities Space Research Association, US), TBD (European Space Agency), TBD (NASA)
10 Dec 2023
SE Room 1 (173 pax)
International Coastal and Ocean Organization (ICO)
Ms. Miriam Balgos
+1 302 7539800
Ms. Emilie Rojas
+56 9 59954834
Monmouth University-Urban Coast Institute (UCI)
Mr. Aliya Satku
+1 732 2635662
Investing in Ocean Nature-based Solutions to Mitigate and Adapt to Climate Change
Showcases how national/international partnerships: 1) promote carbon sequestration through MPAs/other ocean nature-based solutions; 2) promote adaptation through coral reef restoration & carbon stock conservation from developed/developing country experiences; 3) foster investments on SDG priorities.

Speakers: Gonzalo Guaiquil, Foreign Affairs, Chile; Richard Spinrad, US NOAA; Nathalie Hilmi, Monaco Science Center; Tony MacDonald, UCI-Monmouth University; Richard Delaney, Center for Coastal Studies; Peter Ricketts, Indu Hewawasam, Global Ocean Forum; Larry Hildebrand, WMU-Sasakawa Global Ocean Institute
Agenda [650 kb]
Nathalie Hilmi presentation [3 Mb]
Tony MacDonald presentation [1 Mb]
10 Dec 2023
SE Room 2 (173 pax)
Australian Youth Climate Coalition (AYCC)
Mx. Saoi O'Connor
+353 8 38916453
Feasta Ltd (Feasta)
Mr. Michael Sandler
+1 707 5294620
Blind date with a better future: Youth visions of a fossil free world
Youth climate champions envision a future without fossil fuels, focusing on specific areas of society and how they are likely to change due to global phase out of fossil fuels, and what equitable phase out looks like in those areas

Speakers: Speakers from across the global youth movements, including Fridays for Future MAPA, and from a diversity of backgrounds and expertise. Some speakers from among Xiye Bastida, Helena Gualinga, Mitzi Janelle Tan, Elizabeth Wathuti, Ayshka Najib, Mikaela Loach
10 Dec 2023
SE Room 3 (123 pax)
Global Environment Centre (GEC)
+60 16 3864655
Earth Innovation Institute (EII)
Ms. Claudia Stickler
+49 160 98431107
Investing in Haze-Free Sustainable Land Management in Southeast Asia
Sustainable investment and collaborative actions for forest and peatland management in Southeast Asia to address environmental sustainability, climate resilience challenges, promote landscape/ecosystem restoration and multi-stakeholder partnerships for shared benefits and circular economy growth

Speakers: IFAD, Governments of Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Global Environment Centre, ASEAN Secretariat
10 Dec 2023
SE Room 4 (123 pax)
European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (EAERE)
Ms. Monica Eberle
+39 41 2346065
United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG)
Mr. Jean-Baptiste Buffet
+34 0 673855900
University Luigi Bocconi, Institute of Energy and Environment Economics and Policy (IEFE)
Mr. Edoardo Croci
+0 39 3357988914
Innovative instruments for joint biodiversity and climate policy
Climate change and biodiversity agreements are strictly interconnected.Innovative economic and financial instruments can enhance biodiversity,increase resilience and reduce CO2 emissions.The event aims to assess the potential of joint climate and biodiversity policies at different territorial scales

Speakers: Simone BORGHESI, EAERE, EUI,U Siena Edoardo CROCI,U Bocconi Sylvie GOULARD,U Bocconi Andreas KONTOLEON,U Cambridge Alina KOSCHMIEDER,UN-Habitat Phoebe KOUNDOURI,EAERE, WCEREA, UN SDSN Eva MAYERHOFER,EIB Massamba THIOYE,UN CCGIH Chairpersons: Jos DELBEKE, EUI Benedetta LUCCHITTA, U Bocconi
Detailed programme [319 kb]
10 Dec 2023
SE Room 5 (123 pax)
International Accreditation Forum Inc. (IAF)
Ms. Chikako Makino
+81 3 68235736
Deutsches Institut für Normung e.V (DIN)
Ms. Miriam Danne
+49 1573 8529277
The Japan Gas Association (JGA)
Mr. Mitsuhiro Kohara
+81 3 35020116
Global Clean Hydrogen Market – Harmonization of Measuring, Reporting, Verification and Accreditation
International standards and accredited verifications are vital to achieve comparable footprints for clean hydrogen. We discuss the important interplay of industry, standardization, accreditation and regulatory for green hydrogen market worldwide. Moderator is Javier Garcia, ISO Vice President.

Speakers: Ms.Daria Nochevnik,Hydrogen Council; Mr. Mitsuhiro Kohara, Japan Gas Association; Ms. Ann Howard,International Accreditation Forum; Mr. Gerassimos THOMAS DG TAXUD, EU Commission; Mr. Wataru Takahama,METI; Ms. Smeeta Fokeer,UNID; Mr. Gabriel Lassery Rocha Da Silva, The Brazilian Hydrogen Association
Agenda [203 kb]
ABH2 - Low Emission Hydrogen in Brazil - Mr. Gabriel Lassery [944 kb]
JGA - e-methan no standard no recycle fuel -Mr. Mitsuhiro Kohara [2 Mb]
IAF Global Clean Hydrogen Market – Harmonization of Measuring, Reporting Ms. Ann Howard [653 kb]
UNIDO Advancing Global Standards & Certification Schemes -Ms Smeeta Fokeer [734 kb]
Hydrogen Council Global Clean Hydrogen Market Ms. Daria Nochevnik [1 Mb]
10 Dec 2023
SE Room 6 (123 pax)
Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS)
Ms. Cristelle Pratt
+32 2 7430600
Association of Overseas Countries and Territories of the European Union (OCTA)
Ms. Ann Philipps
+32 2 2346304
Fondation pour les Etudes et Recherches sur le Développement International (Ferdi)
Ms. Audrey-Anne DE UBEDA
+0 63 3344397647
Role of Multidimensional Vulnerability Index to access concessional finance for resilience building.
High-level policy and decision makers from Small States, donor partners, experts and youth will share perspectives and strategies on the role of multidimensional vulnerability index as a complementary instrument to GNI per capita, for accessing concessional finance for resilience building.

Speakers: Ahab Downer Green Overseas Programme Cristelle Pratt,OACPS Dr.El Khalil Cherif METC Dr. Matthieu Boussichas,FERDI Hon. Josephine Connolly,Minister, Turks & Caicos Hon. Quincia Gumbs-Marie, Minister,Anguilla Isaac Solomon, VP,Caribbean Development Bank Mr. Nicolas Chenet,Expertise France
Concept Note [299 kb]
10 Dec 2023
SE Room 7 (123 pax)
Ms. Maria Isabel Rojas Rojas
+49 176 82299162
Perspectives Climate Research gGmbH (PCR)
Ms. Maria Isabel Rojas Rojas
+49 176 82299162
Debt-for-climate (DFC) swaps as an innovative and underused instrument of climate finance?
Insufficient and loan-based climate finance adds to debt burden in developing countries, hindering public investment in climate action.DFC swaps aim to tackle both issues, but their potential remains unexplored. This side event analyses implemented DFC swaps, revealing opportunities and challenges.

Speakers: Laila Darouich, Perspectives Climate Research Seychelles representative (e.g., Jean-Paul Adam)Zoha Shawoo, Stockholm Environment Institute US Representative of Bridgetown Initiative Kevin Bender, Director of Greening Sovereign Debt, The Nature Conservancy SOAS Center for Sustainable Finance
Powerpoint presentations [2 Mb]
10 Dec 2023
SE Room 8 (123 pax)
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Ms. June Hughes
+1 869 4668535
Foundation of Taiwan Industry Service (FTIS)
Ms. Chen-Yu Yeh
+886 2 27045251
Realizing a just energy transition by Modeling Energy Security and Development Strategies
Promoting renewable energy in SIDS. Topics will include how SIDS can leverage climate finance to enhance national capabilities and develop climate-resilient infrastructure. The event will also discuss methods for SIDS to avert fossil fuel dependence, helping them to discuss a major course correction

Speakers: 1. St. Kitts and Nevis Government 2. Foundation of Taiwan Industry Services 3. Taiwan ICDF 4. IRENA (Tentative) 5. Caribbean Cooperative MRV Hub (Tentative)
10 Dec 2023
SE Room 9 (123 pax)
Russian Federation
Ms. Tatiana Dmitrieva
+7 910 4728785
The V.I. Vernadsky Nongovernmental Ecological Foundation (The Vernadsky Foundation)
Mr. Andrey Cheshev
+7 919 7296117
Science as a Basis for Tackling Cryosphere and Hydrosphere Climate Change Challenges
to present an approach when Science taken as a Basis for Tackling Cryosphere and Hydrosphere Climate Change Challenges by State, Business and Public Sectors

Speakers: Ministry of Sciences, Roshydromet, representatives of business, government and private sector
Программа российского параллельного мероприятия [27 kb]
Russian Side-Event Programm [26 kb]
11 Dec 2023
SE Room 1 (173 pax)
Climate Action Network International (CAN International)
Ms. Anabella Rosemberg
+33 6 77699429
Climate Action Network Canada (CAN-Rac)
Ms. Caroline Brouillette
+1 613 2414413
International Forum on Globalization Inc. (IFG)
Mr. Victor Menotti
+1 415 3518065
A Just Transition for a Rapid and Equitable Phase Out of Fossil Fuels Extraction
Just transition strategies are key for gaining the social support needed to deliver a rapid, just and equitable phase out of fossil fuels to an energy and economic system that is efficient, fair and universal. Human rights, equity and climate ambition will be central to the discussion.

Speakers: Prominent figures from civil society, trade unions and social movements.
11 Dec 2023
SE Room 2 (173 pax)
Ban Ki-moon Centre for Global Citizens
Ms. Angela Reithuber
+43 664 5302022
CGIAR System Organization (CGIAR)
Ms. Aditit Mukherji
+33 7 85761087
The Fairtrade Foundation
Mr. Juan Pablo Solis
+49 157 39385514
The Role of Youth in Smallholder Agriculture - Accelerating Climate Adaptation
A multistakeholder dialogue addressing the biggest challenges and solutions in adapting to climate change of youth smallholder farmers in the Global South. Global leaders and young agripreneurs exchange on their perspectives for innovative & just solutions, empowering their local communities.

Speakers: SG Ban Ki-moon; Ban Ki-moon Centre for Global Citizens (CEO); FAO representative; CGIAR representative (Managing Director); Government representatives (Ministers); BKMC Youth AgriChampions from Africa; Fairtrade Ambassador
11 Dec 2023
SE Room 3 (123 pax)
Whale and Dolphin Conservation (WDC)
Mr. Ed Goodall
+44 7907 882514
Eurogroup for Animals
Ms. Camilla Björkbom
+46 70 4835798
Bringing elephants into the room – why UNFCCC needs to put animals on the table
The role of animals in the C cycle is overlooked. We will showcase animal-based initiatives that contribute to C storage (such as rewilding ecosystems and regenerative agriculture practices) and how enhancing animals' ability to fulfil their ecological roles can help us tackle climate change.

Speakers: Reem AlMealla - Nuwat, Oswald Schmitz – YSE, Heidi Pearson - University of Alaska Southeast, Mark Halle – Global Rewilding Alliance, Andrew Tilker - re:wild, Sophika Kostyniuk - Aquatic Life Institute, Mxolisi Sibanda - The Commonwealth, Oriana Wouters – Caribbean Justice Leaders Academy.
11 Dec 2023
SE Room 5 (123 pax)
International Network of Basin Organizations (INBO)
Mr. Edouard BOINET
+33 1 44908861
Observatoire du Sahara et du Sahel (OSS)
Ms. Sonia Abassi
+216 71 71205633
World Water Council (WWC)
Ms. Clara Nogueira
+33 7 65812131
From incubation to financing for adaptation: accelerating the development of water & climate project
Greater frequency & intensity of floods & droughts, unpredictable rainfall: societies are mostly impacted by climate changes through the water cycle. This session addresses how to boost the development of projects of adaptation to climate changes in the basins of lakes, rivers & aquifers.

Speakers: - Eric Tardieu, International Network of Basin Organizations - Saroj Kumar Jha, World Bank - Alexandra Moreira, Amazon Cooperation Treaty Organization - Marie-Thérèse Itongo, International Commission for the Congo-Ubangui-Sangha Basin - Kalterine Shabani Vrenezi, Adaptation Fund
Program of the Official UNFCCC Side-Event of INBO-OSS-WWC on Incubation & financing of water & climate projects.pdf [307 kb]
11 Dec 2023
SE Room 6 (123 pax)
Munich Climate Insurance Initiative (MCII)
Mr. Michael Zissener
+49 228 8150249
Frankfurt School of Finance and Management gGmbH
Mr. Karsten Löffler
+49 69 1540088369
Development-positive climate and disaster risk finance strategies, experiences and outlook
The event will discuss development-positive strategies to tackle the climate and debt poly-crisis in vulnerable countries, and how prearranged financial protection can support. The event will showcase experiences from practical cases and provide an outlook on future developments.

Speakers: 1) Sara Jane Ahmed, V20 Secretariat 2) Sönke Kreft, MCII 3) Annette Detken, Frankfurt School of Finance and Management 4) Charlotte Norman, NADMO Ghana (tbc) 5) Patricia Inga Falcon, Global Communities Columbia (tbc)
11 Dec 2023
SE Room 7 (123 pax)
Center for Clean Air Policy (CCAP)
Ms. Allison Bender Corbett
+1 302 2907638
Mr. Bjoern Dransfeld
+49 176 72856437
Côte d'Ivoire
Mr. Konan Aimé N'DRI
+0 225 708005110
Climate Finance Transparency: a harmonized framework to mobilize public and private finance
The event will discuss key implication from the application of the ICAT Climate Finance Transparency Guide. Several countries will showcase how countries have been establishing national climate finance transparency framework in line with existing MRV framework to mobilize additional climate finance.

Speakers: High-level government officials and national experts from ICAT partner countries, such as Ivory Coast, Morocco, and Senegal. Representatives from CCAP, GaussInternational, ClimateNet, ICAT Secretariat, ICAT Donor Steering Committee will also engage in the discussion and provide remarks.
How to disclose the billions: Guiding towards a harmonized framework on Climate Finance Transparency_Koehler [2 Mb]
11 Dec 2023
SE Room 8 (123 pax)
University of Oslo (UiO)
Mr. fabiano de andrade correa
+55 48 974007488
International Development Law Organization (IDLO)
Ms. Ilaria Bottigliero
+39 6 40403200
The transformative power of law in promoting a just transition to a climate positive world
Law can have a transformative power to support the goals of the Paris Agreement and a just transition to a climate positive world. This event will discuss pressing legal issues in the climate agenda, including legal aspects of implementing nature based solutions and human rights based approaches.

Speakers: Christina Voigt, University of Oslo / IUCN Christine Adam, UNFCCC Elizabeth Mrema, UNEP Jan Beagle, IDLO David Boyd, UN Patricia Mbote, UNEP Ilaria Bottigliero, IDLO Fabiano de Andrade Correa, IUCN Francesco Sindico, IUCN Ayman Cherkaui, IUCN
11 Dec 2023
SE Room 9 (123 pax)
Green Generation Foundation (GGF)
Mr. Dheaya Alrousan
+2 1 1437405
Somali Youth Development Foundation (SYDF)
Mr. Abdullahi Abdi Mohamed Abdi
+254 742 505366
Enhancing localization to Reduce Climate Damage and strengthen climate justice in the Arab Region
Locally-driven efforts & experiences in the Arab Region towards strong community resilience. Session will also discuss efforts to strengthen climate justice to address the impacts of climate change, promote sustainable development, & ensure fairness & equity in the face of climate challenges

Speakers: • Dr. Dheaya alrousan, President of GGF • Eng. Ziyad Alawneh, LHAP • Ministry of Environment in Jordan (tbc) • Dr. Mahmoud Fathallah, LAS • Prof. Mohamed Ftouhi, Moroccan Club of Environment & Development - CMED • UNFCCC National Focal Points (tbc) • Emad Adly, RAED
11 Dec 2023
SE Room 3 (123 pax)
Asociación Interamericana para la Defensa del Ambiente (AIDA)
Ms. Maria Jose Gonzalez-Bernat
+57 350 4645678
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (Rutgers)
Ms. Cynthia (Cymie) Payne
+1 510 7351520
How can International Ocean Law assist States to meet their Climate Change Obligations?
The new High Seas Treaty and guidance from three international courts will require and assist states to ensure human rights, protect ocean biodiversity’s capacity to mitigate and adapt to climate change, secure peaceful multilateral outcomes, and deliver on Paris Agreement obligations.

Speakers: AIDA Cymie Payne, Rutgers University; IUCN Rebecca Hubbard, High Seas Alliance Seychelles delegate Lisa Levin, Scripps Oceanography Nilüfer Oral, National University of Singapore; UN International Law Commission Claudia de Windt, Inter-American Institute on Justice and Sustainability
11 Dec 2023
SE Room 4 (123 pax)
Power Shift Africa (PSA)
Mr. Colin Besaans
+44 0 7708845431
Ms. Alejandra Lopez
+52 1 5523331012
Africa's Just Transition - 100% Renewable Energy, Food Sovereignty, and African Financing Mechanisms
The event will explore: 1) Development traps holding Africa back, 2) Proposals for achieving 100% Renewable Energy Systems and African Food Sovereignty, 3) New financing mechanisms to mobilise the trillions needed 4) Results of 100% renewable energy mapping for Kenya, Tanzania & Rwanda

Speakers: 1) Youba Sokona (IPCC Vice Chair) 2) Fadhel Kaboub (Denison University) 3) Tasneem Essop (CAN International) 4) Soaud Osman (Coalition for Dialogue on Africa) 5) Ali Mohamed (Climate Envoy, Kenya) 6) Rabia Ferroukhi (IRENA) 7) Mohamed Adow (Power Shift Africa) 8) Lorraine Chiponda (AMBS)
11 Dec 2023
SE Room 5 (123 pax)
Water Climate Trust (WCT)
Mr. Konrad Fisher
+1 530 9219660
Rios to Rivers
Mr. Weston Boyles
+1 970 9482395
Hydropower as a false climate solution & Indigenous efforts to protect and restore rivers
This session will examine hydropower’s massive methane footprint, UN support for dams as emission offsets, the growing threat the climate crisis poses to dams and the millions of people who live downstream, and Indigenous-led efforts to restore their rivers through dam removal

Speakers: Thomas Joseph, Indigenous Environmental Network (USA) Mark Easter, Save the Colorado (USA) Mayalmit Lepcha, Affected Citizens of Teesta (India) Emmanuel Musuyu, CORAP (Democratic Republic of Congo) Ayesha D’Souza, International Rivers (India)
11 Dec 2023
SE Room 6 (123 pax)
IGAD Climate Prediction and Applications Centre (IGAD-ICPAC)
Mr. Abebe Tadege Tsehayu
+254 716 223871
Chatham House
Ms. Ludivine Rebet
+44 7480 957885
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
Ms. Kirsten Hennrich
+49 721 60828592
Met Office Hadley Center
Ms. Katrina Macneill
+44 330 1351410
Early Warning, Income Diversification & Food System Transformation for Resilience Building in Africa
Africa continues to face climate extremes that are increasing in frequency & intensity. These extremes hinder local communities from building resilience. The panel will discuss the role of Early Warning, Livelihood Diversification & Food Systems Transformation in Building Resilience in the Region.

Speakers: Event Moderator: Dr Linda Ogallo, Adaptation Expert(IGAD-ICPAC), Dr Ahmed Amdihun, DRM Coordinator(IGAD-ICPAC), Prof. Tim Benton, Research Director (Chatham House), Prof. Harald Kunstmann, Prof. Andreas Fink (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Dr Pete Falloon, Climate Service Lead (Met Office)
11 Dec 2023
SE Room 7 (123 pax)
Mr. David Newell
+46 73 6689939
Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI)
+82 10 95301149
Nordic Environment Finance Corporation (NEFCO)
Ms. Lia Oker-Blom
+358 50 3256610
Accelerating the Energy Transition with Article 6 Carbon Markets
A robust and efficient Article 6 carbon market offers tools to mobilize public and private finance for climate action. This high-level session explores the potential of Article 6 and carbon finance, along with evidence of progress on the ground to support the energy transition.

Speakers: Romina Pourmokhtari, Minister for Climate and the Environment, Sweden Collins Nzovu, Minister of Green Economy and Environment, Zambia Frank Rijsberman, GGGI Kari Hämekoski, Nefco Luca Lo Re, IEA Molly Brown, Burn Manufacturing Nawa Raj Dhakal, AEPC Robert Andrén, SEA
11 Dec 2023
SE Room 1 (173 pax)
Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments (ANHE)
Ms. Katie Huffling
+1 240 7533729
India Youth For Society (IYFS)
Mr. Appala Reddy Yendreddi
+91 97034 89797
International Pharmaceutical Students' Federation (IPSF)
Ms. Audrey Wong
+1 320 2670430
International Society of Doctors for the Environment (ISDE)
Ms. Cathey Falvo
+1 917 3060889
A Healthy Response to Climate Change: Community/health partnerships for climate and health equity
Communities have experience in leading successful climate and waste solutions, and health care professionals are trusted leaders in health. Partnership provides opportunities for an equitable transition to climate-resilient health systems to support a healthy, sustainable, and just future for all.

Speakers: Nsedu Obot Witherspoon, Children’s Environmental Health Network Katie Huffling, Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments Courtney Howard, Global Climate & Health Alliance Audrey Wong, International Pharmaceutical Students’ Federation Appala Reddy Yendreddi, Indian Youth for Society
11 Dec 2023
SE Room 3 (123 pax)
Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy
Mr. Nicolas Kreibich
+49 202 2492194
Lund University
Mr. Max Ahman
+46 46 2229543
Smart Energy for Europe Platform (SEFEP) gGmbH
Ms. Lidia Wojtal
+49 30 4917522738
University of Kassel
Mr. Stefan Lechtenböhmer
+49 202 2492109
Just Industry Transition Partnerships – A proposal to link JETPs with sectoral cooperation
Decarbonizing basic industries requires int. cooperation. A Just Industry Transition Partnership could provide OPEX support, e.g. for green iron production in the Global South, thus fostering green value chains and just transition while facilitating industry decarbonization in donor countries.

Speakers: Max Åhman, Lund University Stefan Lechtenböhmer, Uni Kassel Lukas Hermwille, Wuppertal Institute Kathy Reimann, Agora Industry Srestha Banerjee, iForest Åsa Ekdahl, World Steel (tbc) Representative of Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action, Germany (tbc)
11 Dec 2023
SE Room 5 (123 pax)
Alliance for Global Water Adaptation (AGWA)
Ms. Kelsey Harpham
+1 541 6392968
Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication (BNNRC)
Mr. Golam Rabbani
+880 1713 248362
International Water Management Institute (IWMI)
Ms. Chiara Christina Colombo
+33 6 24852501
State of Palestine
Mr. Ahmed Abuthaher
+970 2 2403495
Policy into Action: Innovative Adaptation for Climate Resilient Development
Water is at the center of effective climate action. Partners will come together to share successful approaches and tools for increasing climate resilience through coordinated, water-centric adaptation action and accessing climate finance for the implementation of these actions.

Speakers: Moderator: Arup, speaker TBC Representative from UAE Representative from FCDO, Government of the United Kingdom Dr. Nisreen Tamimi, Chairperson of EQA, Palestine Government of Bangladesh Government of Panama Government of Nigeria Representative from the InterAmerican Development Bank
11 Dec 2023
SE Room 6 (123 pax)
International Plant Genetic Resources Institute (Bioversity)
Ms. Suzy Gemma
+39 6 61181
University of Leeds
Ms. Rebecca Sarku
+44 113 7510686258
Climate-smart solutions for informed climate-resilient policies and investments in Zambia
This session will highlight how the CGIAR Initiative on Climate Resilience (ClimBeR)’s tools, such as the Zambia Drought Management System, AWARE platform, iFEED, and the Climate Security Observatory help policymakers in Zambia to make informed decisions to build climate resilience locally.

Speakers: Mr. Kasanda Bunda, Zambia Ministry of Green Economy and Environment Mr. Chrispin Moyo, Zambia Ministry of Agriculture Ms. Sithembile Mwamakamba, Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network Ms. Ana Maria Loboguerrero, ClimBeR Initiative Lead, Alliance of Bioversity and CIAT
11 Dec 2023
SE Room 7 (123 pax)
Ms. Christina Irven
+49 152 33723344
Mr. Sin Liang Cheah
+65 0 96235149
Building on independent crediting to accelerate the implementation of Article 6
Independent crediting programs offer well-established and trusted MRVs for cooperative climate action under Article 6. In a world of capacity challenges, we will explore how crediting accelerates countries’ Article 6 implementation and linking private-sector finance to government action.

Speakers: Moderator: Fenella Aouane, GGGI Panelists: Juan Pedro Searle, Chile Daniel Benefoh, Ghana Andrew Howard, Verra Hugh Salway, Gold Standard (virtual)
11 Dec 2023
SE Room 8 (123 pax)
Centre for International Sustainable Development Law (CISDL)
Ms. Maria Antonieta Nestor
+44 7758 122063
Advocates for International Development (A4ID)
Ms. Yasmin Batliwala
+44 0 7785918392
Centre for Human Rights and Climate Change Research (C4HR&CCR)
Ms. Omoyemen lucia Odigie-Emmanuel
+234 8135 255040
University of Victoria
Ms. Lydia Young
+44 7833 433410
World Future Council (WFC)
Ms. Marlene Dente
+49 40 30709140
Global Stocktake through Legal Lenses - Implementing outcomes via climate law & policy reform
A global legal expert briefing on ways to accelerate progress in key economic sectors (energy, transport, forests), sharing innovative law & policy tools to scale up climate action as part of the Global Stocktake & beyond. Access & guide leading climate law & policy efforts to strengthen capacity.

Speakers: Leading climate law and governance decision-makers and advisors, general counsel, professionals, professors, experts and heads of institutions from Africa and Middle East, the Americas, Asia and Europe.
Invitation flyer [388 kb]
Programme [220 kb]
CLGD2023 outcomes [296 kb]
Slides [1 Mb]
11 Dec 2023
SE Room 9 (123 pax)
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)
Ms. Lea Dünow
+49 171 7610739
BBC Media Action
Ms. Chiara Montaruli
+44 20 4819797
International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)
Mr. Cameron Hunter
+1 204 5109054
University of Twente (UT)
Ms. Diana Reckien
+31 53 4874525
Making NAPs more efficient - New solutions to bridge the NAP-Gap
The SE addresses the gap towards effective and ambitious NAPs. New perspectives are presented on how LDCs and SIDS can be assisted in drafting NAPs that can be operationalized and financed, engage private sector, maximize synergies with NDCs and include clear indicators for impact measurement.

Speakers: • Ingrid-Gabriela Hoven, GIZ • Simon Stiell, UNFCCC • Mafalda Duarte, GCF • Anne Hammill, NAP Global Network • Representatives from LDC and SIDS • Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research
Futher Information [885 kb]
11 Dec 2023
SE Room 1 (173 pax)
Nurses Across the Borders (NAB)
+44 75 80081195
Global Alert for Defence of Youth and the Less Privileged (GADYLP)
Mr. Kennedy Ezedinbu
+234 0 8056212653
Green Mobilisation Initiative
Mr. Gabriel Aborele
+234 80 28192355
United Nations of Youth Network (UNOY)
Mr. Prince Goodluck Obi
+234 0 8032496411
Building Partnership in Promoting Public Health Through Ecological Restoration.What is at Stake
Bringing stakeholders to review the problems, progress, & prospects of the successes and failures recorded so far in making health a thematic item & driver of the climate change campaign by promoting tree planting in mitigation & adaptation strategies for a healthy environment.

Speakers: Govt officials of Health, Environment, Nursing Councils, CSOs, NIMASA, politicians, Traditional Rulers, Women & youth reps.,indigenous community leaders,WCEA,NABHI,UNOY, GADLYP, GMI,WHO,Academia.
11 Dec 2023
SE Room 3 (123 pax)
Friends of the Earth International (FOEI)
Ms. Sara Shaw
+44 7974 8270
Centre for Environmental Justice (CEJ)
Mr. Hemantha Withanage
+94 77 7600503
Corporate Accountability International
Ms. Rachel Rose Jackson
+44 0 7445351503
Global Forest Coalition (GFC)
Ms. Coraina de la Plaza
+34 0 630986010
Institute for Socioeconomics Studies (INESC)
Ms. Tatiana Oliveira
+55 61 32120200
Freeing ourselves from the “net”: Course correcting climate action to Real Zero
Many “net zero” climate plans are riddled with faulty arithmetic, unproven schemes, and too little action far too late. False solutions are causing tremendous harm and aren’t reducing emissions. Discover the real solutions that have the greatest potential to reduce emissions urgently and equitably.

Speakers: Speakers–including local communities, experts, scientists, and activists– will present case studies of the impacts of false solutions and the promise of real, proven solutions. You’ll hear from them in an interactive format that allows for deeper engagement and discussion amongst participants.
11 Dec 2023
SE Room 4 (123 pax)
Centro Internacional de Agricultura Tropical (CIAT)
Ms. Carolina Jaramillo
+57 2 4450000
Biovision - Foundation for Ecological Development (BV)
Ms. Charlotte Pavageau
+41 79 6333569
"Shifting the Paradigm: Towards Just, Equitable Low-Emission Food Systems through Agroecology".
Low emissions development in LMICs is controversial. Speakers will discuss gender norms shaping food systems; Agroecology frameworks for just low-emission food system development; Inclusive businesses and value chains; co-creation with indigenous communities; and Pathways to equitable Food systems.

Speakers: Louis Verchot: Moderator – Alliance Bioversity CIAT (ABC); Anne Rietveld – ABC; Cathy Farnworth – independent gender researcher; 2) Pablo Tittonell – CIRAD; RUG, CONICET; 3) Marina Diboma - Director 2Scale; 4) Vicki Tauli Corpuz – Tebtebba; 5) Lydia Cabrall – Institute of Development Studies
Concept Note and agenda [19 kb]
11 Dec 2023
SE Room 5 (123 pax)
National Oceanography Centre
Mr. Alan Evans
+44 7592 101164
World Ocean Council (WOC)
Mr. Paul Holthus
+1 808 2779008
Ocean Carbon Dioxide Removal: Science, Governance and Policy for safe and transparent implementation
The ocean is the planets’ largest carbon reservoir. Interest in using marine spaces to facilitate CDR for climate change mitigation must be based on solid science and address environmental impacts, risks, co-benefits, technical feasibility, cost effectiveness and political/societal acceptance.

Speakers: Ed Hill (National Oceanography Centre); Paul Holthus (World Ocean Council); Kerry Nickols (Ocean Visions); Ken Buesseler (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution); Elilini Hoole (Climate Connections Fellow, University of Cambridge); Shaun Fitzgerald (Centre for Climate Repair, University of Cambridge).
11 Dec 2023
SE Room 6 (123 pax)
Climate Central, Inc.
Ms. Karen Florini
+1 609 6131127
Imperial College London
Mr. Neil Jennings
+44 7734 965465
Yale University
Ms. Lisa Fernandez
+1 203 6541795
Attributing extreme weather to climate change: communicating with the public to accelerate action
Attribution science reveals the influence of climate change on extreme weather events and projects future risks and vulnerabilities to human health and well-being. Quantifying and communicating this influence can support COP28 negotiations to accelerate local adaptation and preparedness.

Speakers: Dr. Susannah Fisher, University College London (moderator) Dr. Krisha Achutarao, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi Dr. Aditi Mukherji, CGIAR Dr. Friederike Otto, Imperial College London and Worldwide Weather Attribution Dr. Benjamin Strauss, Climate Central
11 Dec 2023
SE Room 7 (123 pax)
University of Washington (UW)
Ms. Deb L. Morrison
+1 250 5398200
Société Météorologique de France (SMF)
Mr. Djian Sadadou
+33 6 75064106
Delivering on UNFCCC Article 6: Quality and context-relevant climate change education for all
The session highlights the need to universalize climate change education (CCE) by contextualizing knowledge and practices. It emphasizes the need for inclusive partnerships to create valuable opportunities and synergies that provide codesign of resources for CCE implementation.

Speakers: WonJung Byun (UNESCO), Eric Guilyardi (OCE), Pramod Kumar Sharma (FEE), Deb L. Morrison (CLEAR Environmental), Temilade Salami (EcoChampions Nigeria)
11 Dec 2023
SE Room 8 (123 pax)
International Bar Association
Ms. Lara Douvartzidis
+44 7846 812457
American Bar Association (ABA)
Mr. Tracy Hester
+1 713 7431152
Federal Council of the Brazilian Bar Association (OAB)
+55 61 21939623
Unlocking the legal sector and law associations: adding momentum to the transition
This discussion covers the unique role of law & law associations in regulating, training & sharing best legal practice examples to further climate objectives & implementation strategies for the net zero transition & realisation of country NDCs, including new initiatives & implementation efforts.

Speakers: Lara Douvartzidis (International Bar Association); Letícia Perrone Campos Mello (Brazilian Bar Association - OAB); Nina Pindham (Cornerstone Chambers); Alasdair Cameron (The Law Society of England and Wales; Tracy Hester and John Dernbach (American Bar Association)
11 Dec 2023
SE Room 9 (123 pax)
Asociación La Ruta del Clima
Mr. Adrian Martinez
+506 0 85610862
Fundación Sustentabilidad sin Fronteras (SSF)
Mr. Mariano Villares
+54 11 30595592
OXFAM International (OI)
Ms. Chelsea Hodgkins
+1 410 7394782
Unión de Industriales para Saneamiento Cuencas Matanza Riachuelo y Reconquista (UISCUMARR)
Mr. Mariano Villares
+11 11 24234234
Universidad Politécnica de Cataluña (UPC)
Ms. Olga Alcaraz
+34 67 5750537
A path to Climate Justice: Community-Led Responses to Loss and Damage.
A dialogue on community-led efforts and perspectives to demand justice from the loss and damage fund. Centering the conversation in approaches based in human rights and science while considering common but differentiated responsibilities. Explores the relevance of civil society organizations.

Speakers: Moderator: Cristián Retamal, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya Panelist: • Nafkote Dabi, Oxfam • Adrián Martínez, La Ruta del Clima • Nasha Cuvelier, SSF • Aline Lara, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya • ESCR-NET
11 Dec 2023
SE Room 1 (173 pax)
Women in Renewable Energy (WiRE)
Ms. Aisha Bukhari
+1 647 8619161
International Network of Women Engineers and Scientists (INWES)
Ms. Wai Yie Leong
+60 14 2233711
Energize Equity Roundtable
This roundtable is based on WiRE's Energize Equity initiative that aims to (1) increase awareness of the challenges that women and underrepresented individuals face in the workplace and (2) provide/share resources for individuals and corporates to overcome these challenges.

Speakers: Speakers will include representatives from electric utilities and Indigenous organizations from locations where WiRE has presence. These include Canada, UAE, Turkey, UK, Azerbaijan, Jordan, Georgia.
Energize Equity Roundtable SlideDeck [2 Mb]
11 Dec 2023
SE Room 2 (173 pax)
International Youth Nuclear Congress (IYNC)
Ms. Muna Al Suwaidi
+971 0 56424261
North America Young Generation in Nuclear (NAYGN)
Mr. Matthew Mairinger
+1 905 2446242
WiN Global (WiN Global)
Ms. Patricia Schindler
+33 674 192890
Are youth accelerating the clean energy transition?
Youth empowerment is central to driving innovation in the low carbon transition. This event will present and discuss how young leaders are driving change at the intersection of policy, technology and communication in the mitigation of climate change globally.

Speakers: Student Energy Conference of Youth Women in Nuclear Global
11 Dec 2023
SE Room 3 (123 pax)
University of Calgary
Mr. Harrie Vredenburg
+1 403 4641796
Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF)
Mr. Solomon Adefolu
+234 703 307761
Without Leaving Anyone Behind in the Race to Zero
The Global South struggles with climate resilience as populations rise. Some African and Caribbean countries’ over dependence on oil & gas development has left them to struggle with net zero. Join us via this film as we discuss on the climate crisis, development and energy transition.

Speakers: CEO IFRC-Jagan Chapagain, DG ICRC-Robert Mardini DG Nigerian Conservation Foundation, Dr Joseph Onoja, UN Deputy Chief on DDR Africa-Luca Rossi WWF Africa-Dr Alice Rhuweza DG Nigeria's National Climate Change Commission- Dr. Salisu Dahiru Dr.Harrie Vredenburg-virtual Sylvester Ndumbi-virtual
Poster [1 Mb]
11 Dec 2023
SE Room 4 (123 pax)
Nordic Council of Ministers (NCM)
Mr. Jonathan Eng
+0 45 27109467
Ms. Emma Fransman
+358 9 504727076
Health, food and climate: A systems perspective for urgent climate action
Health, food & climate must be embedded in climate action. A just green transition; alliances across nutrition & climate communities; as well as a common narrative around climate, nutrition, and food, will be key. A systems approach for the health of our bodies & planet is needed across borders.

Speakers: Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus WHO Kai Mykkänen Min of Climate Finland Karen Ellemann Nordic Council of Min Claire Bury DG Sante EU Dr Francesco Branca WHO Dr Lawrence Haddad GAIN Dr Rune Blomhoff NNR2023 Dr Madhuvanti Murphy Uni of West Indies Lana Weidgenant Coalition Healthy Diets
11 Dec 2023
SE Room 5 (123 pax)
Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI)
Ms. Dani Gaillard-Picher
+46 73 3374220
Convention on Wetlands of International Importance especially as Waterfowl Habitat (Ramsar Convention)
Ms. Delphine Brémond
+41 22 9990395
Japan Water Forum (JWF)
Ms. Yumiko Asayama
+81 3 56458040
Fostering nexus approaches to increase climate resilience and reduce risk
The COP27 cover document encourages Parties to integrate water action into adaptation efforts. The Global Goal on Adaptation can recognize interdependencies between water, ecosystems, food and energy systems. We aim to foster political leadership that promotes cross-sectoral synergies and governance

Speakers: Examples of nexus policy in practice (e.g. Cabo Verde, Panama, Zambezi) drawn from a range of countries and from the UN 2023 Water Conference’s Water Action Agenda, in cooperation with the Governments of The Netherlands and Tajikistan, ADB,AGWA, IWMI, SWA, SIWI as Water for Climate Pavilion Partners
11 Dec 2023
SE Room 6 (123 pax)
Instituto Ethos de Empresas e Responsabilidade Social (Ethos)
Ms. Marina Esteves Vergueiro de Almeida
+55 11 988076725
Institute for Climate and Society (ICS)
Ms. Cintya Feitosa Chaves
+55 11 973970635
Paving paths for COP30: Brazil's shared responsibility aligns with Global Stocktake
Exploring multistakeholder approaches for climate crisis in pursuit of resilience, justice, and collective action. Demonstrating multisectoral and multilevel governance collaboration aligned with Paris Agreement, serving as a model for GST implementation and paving ambitious paths for COP30.

Speakers: Fátima Bezerra - Rio Grande do Norte's Governor; Ana Toni - Environment Ministry Secretary; Andrea Alvares - Ethos Institute Council President; Indigenous Peoples of Brazil - APIB (TBC); Climate and Society Institute (TBC); Private Sector Representative (TBC)
11 Dec 2023
SE Room 7 (123 pax)
Mr. Sadamitsu Sakoguchi
+81 3 55218246
Global Environment Centre Foundation (GEC)
Ms. Risa Kikuchi
+81 3 68018860
Realizing the Article 6 Implementation Partnership towards high integrity carbon markets
With many countries embarking on the Article 6 implementation, coordinated yet country-driven capacity building becomes key to realizing high integrity carbon markets. This event will share the latest A6IP capacity building tools and packaged support together with partner countries and institutions.

Speakers: World Bank, UNFCCC Secretariat, UNDP, IETA, VCMI, GGGI, Article 6 Implementation Partnership partner countries
A6IP Support Outline [1 Mb]
About A6IP Center [532 kb]
Event Flyer A6IP(Final) [469 kb]
11 Dec 2023
SE Room 8 (123 pax)
Corporación de Estudios y Desarrollo Norte Grande (CNG)
Ms. Maria Sujkowska
+56 9 53992526
British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL)
Mr. Ivano Alogna
+44 7377 160390
ClientEarth (CE)
Ms. Abby Williams
+44 0 7709086861
Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS)
Ms. Rachel Cleetus
+1 617 7990051
Multi-stakeholder action through Corporate Climate Litigation and Intergenerational Climate Justice
Presenting legal tools and interdisciplinary synergies of non-state actors including youth, lawyers, academia, indigenous peoples and local communities to accelerate climate action through international law and joint advocacy for human rights, climate justice and equitable outcomes on the L&D fund.

Speakers: Alexis McGivern - University of Oxford Genaro Godoy - Global Youth Coalition Delta Merner - UCS Lea Main-Klingst - Lawyer, Public International Law at ClientEarth Nigel Pleming - BIICL Ivano Alogna - BIICL Maria Sujkowska - Corporación Norte Grande
11 Dec 2023
SE Room 9 (123 pax)
Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung - Gesellschaftsanalye und Politische Bildung e.V. (RLS)
Mr. Till Bender
+49 30 44310523
Equidad de Género Ciudadanía Trabajo y Familia (Equidad)
Mr. Emilia Reyes
+52 55 54109398
Jubilee Debt Campaign
Ms. Tess Woolfenden
+44 7584 649105
Beyond Bridgetown - transforming the financial architecture for climate justice
The Bridgetown Initiative (BI) prompted the convening of #NewGlobalFinancingPact, and will impact on the UNSG Climate Summit. We will see how pledges are aligned with climate justice demands and embedded within a wider call for a systemic transformation of the international financial architecture.

Speakers: Government of Barbados Representative / Emilia Reyes, Equidad de Género / Heidi Chow, Debt Justice UK / Tetet Lauron, Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung / Nadja Charaby, Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung (Moderator)